Man's Head Was Ripped Off In Car Crash But He Survives

Man's Head Was Ripped Off In Car Crash But He Survives

Meet a man, who was almost decapitated in a horrific car crash, but miraculously survived and is ready to go home, County Durham, England, UK.

Man's Head Was Ripped Off In Car Crash But He Survives
Tony Cowan with his mother and girlfriend after the accident

Tony Cowan was riding his car when suddenly it spun out of control and crashed into a telephone pole. The 29-year-old was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors were fighting for his life after a scan showed his neck had fractured and his head had literally ripped off from his body. Besides, the young man suffered a complete spinal cord injury and was in a coma.

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Man's Head Was Ripped Off In Car Crash But He Survives
Mr Cowan with Karen before the car crash

After months of waiting for any progress, Cowan's family and girlfriend, Karen Dawson, were preparing to say their last goodbyes and turn his life support machine off at that very instant the man regained consciousness. Much to the doctors' surprise, Mr Cowan was not brain damaged despite his head was unattached to his spine.

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Man's Head Was Ripped Off In Car Crash But He Survives
A scan showed his neck had fractured and his head had literally ripped off from his body.

The medics managed to reattach his skull to his spine with a metal plate and bolts in an extremely rare operation but could not do anything with his paralysis. Despite his miraculous recovery it is highly unlikely he will ever be able to talk or walk again. Tony – who communicates him through an electric board – said: "I love Karen with all my heart and I can't wait to go home to get back to the life I had."

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Man's Head Was Ripped Off In Car Crash But He Survives
Tony communicates him through an electric board

Speaking to reporters Ms Dawson said: "I love him so much and it would mean the world to me to get him home. We were like two peas in a pod and spent all our time together. We are in the process of trying to get Tony home, even though he needs 24/7 care and will have a care team move in with him.We are going to give Tony as much a normal life as possible, we have assured him we will be there for him ever day, and he will never be alone."

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