British woman asks for €10 million in compensation after being left paralysed in hotel pool in Magaluf

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HEN DO HORROR: The incident took place in 2017 when Bonnie Lackey, from Crawley, was on holiday celebrating her cousin’s hen party. Photo: Shutterstock and Facebook


A BRITISH woman, 41, has reportedly initiated a legal battle in a bid to obtain €10,4 million in compensation after she became quadriplegic as a result of a wave pool accident at a hotel in Magaluf.

The incident took place in 2017 when Bonnie Lackey, from Crawley, was on holiday celebrating her cousin’s hen party.

The tragic accident allegedly happened when Bonnie, who was sat in a floatie, was tipped over by waves from the pool.

According to Bonnie’s statement, she fell face down into the water, “I could not understand why my arms and legs were not doing what I wanted them to do, I tried to lift my head out of the water, but I could not.”

She continued to explain how she tried to hold her breath whilst desperately waiting for someone to help her.

Three bones in her neck were broken and her spinal cord was left seriously damaged, leaving her quadriplegic and in need or 24-hour attention.

She reportedly returned to the UK in an air ambulance.

According to Bonnie’s lawsuit, €70.000 has been invested in “adapting” her home to her current medical needs.

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