A student who lost her left leg in a car accident has become the Miss England competition’s first ever amputee contestant.
Chloe Jones, 20, was walking home from college in November last year when a van nearby shunted a taxi, sending it hurtling out of control towards her. It pinned her up against a wall and almost severed her leg on the spot.
She was rushed to hospital where, even though she was in a state of severe shock, she remained rational and knew that she would lose her leg.
Now, despite her disability, she has been crowned Miss Nottingham, as well as having a special category created for her to recognise her charity work. She raised £1300 for a local hospice.
She has since returned to complete her textiles course at Nottingham Trent University.
‘When I came out of hospital I promised myself every day I would be happy and make the most of it,’ Chloe told the Daily Mail.
‘I’m not going to waste one moment thinking about the man that caused the accident that day.
‘He has taken enough from me and he is not going to take away my personality and myself.
‘Now I’m just concentrating on my volleyball and my studies and I have rehab twice a week, training on a prosthetic leg. I can’t wait to get it permanently – I will probably have a party.’
Neither the van driver nor the driver of the taxi have ever been traced.
Source: Daily Mail
Date Published: September 17, 2010
Author: David Brown