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Australian Warns About Excessive Drinking

A young woman from Sydney, Australia, who was in hit by a car in Las Vegas in August, has warned young people about the dangers of excessive drinking.

Brooke Baldwin, aged 21, was at the start of a six week adventure to Hawaii, mainland United States and Mexico with a friend. She was our partying in Las Vegas on August 31 and crossed a road off the strip without using a crosswalk when she was hit by a car.

She was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas with a fractured neck, smashed right leg, pelvis and right shoulder and her brain was bleeding.

She spent weeks in a coma, over two months in hospital and now has a scar on her neck from a tracheotomy, and is confined to a wheelchair until her broken leg heals.

Baldwin is lucky to be alive as she was thrown over three lanes but has no memory of the incident at all.

Although she is expected to make a full recovery, but doctors told the family they do not know how long it will take. She also suffered ‘shearing of the brain’ as her brain moved back and forth in her head due to the impact.

However, while she is pleased to be home, insurers have said they will not pay her medical bills as she was drunk, and the case is now in the hands of lawyers.

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