Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Popular Nigerian doctor in coma after crash in the USA

By News Express on 29/02/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,566

A popular Nigerian doctor based in the United Kingdom has been critically injured and left fighting for life after he was he was hit by a lorry in Las Vegas, United States of Africa.

Nearly £200,000 has been donated as part of a global fundraising campaign launched by loved ones as Dr Sebastian Kola-Bankole, who is based in Camden, fights for his life in hospital.

“Friends hope to put the money towards the costs of his expensive US medical treatment and repatriation back to the UK,”London Evening Standard reported yesterday.

According to the paper, “Relatives of Dr Kola-Bankole have been unable to find any record of travel insurance and doctors cannot ask him because of the extent of his injuries.

Since being knocked down by a truck on the Sunset Strip yards from the Hard Rock Café, the 35-year-old NHS doctor has undergone several operations on his spine, ears and arteries and has three broken vertebrae in his neck.

“But on Saturday, close friend Dr Pawandeep Sarai said he had been woken from his induced coma and was “moving, blinking and smiling”.

“The 32-year-old, who works at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, said doctors in Las Vegas believed he was showing “meaningful” signs of recovery. Dr Sarai added: “In his arms and legs movement may well be affected, but he has some movement. It’s really hard to say whether that’s going to improve.”

“Friends and family, including many at his bedside in the US, are “relieved and hopeful”, he said.

“A page was set up last Saturday following the incident on February 15. In less than three days it had racked up more than £100,000 – thanks to the generosity of donors around the world.

“It was originally thought repatriation would have to wait for weeks, but the pace of his improvement has led doctors to indicate he could be on a flight back to London by the end of the week.

“It would see him flown to London where he is set to be ferried in an ambulance to hospital.

“Experts have to be paid to accompany the patient for the lengthy journey on a specially kitted-off aircraft.”

•Photo courtesy of London Evening Standard shows Dr Sebastian Kola-Bankole fighting for his life in a US hospital at the weekend.

Source News Express

Posted 29/02/2016 05:13:04 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
African women gather in Port Harcourt, march against...

2019: PDP renews call for Atiku’s return

EU says Schengen zone is at ‘serious risk’...

Rights group declares Governor El-Rufai ‘a major threat...

Government, business leaders swell speakers lineup at TechPlus...

Stanbic IBTC Bank eliminates deposit slips for cheque...

NiMet predicts cloudy weather on Monday

Obiano dazes them all to secure second term...

Presidential Committee gets deadline to conclude aborted Immigration...

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Anambra Chapter is broke; can’t pay...

NAF combat aircraft neutralises fleeing bandits in Zamfara...

Akon plans own currency, city


Latest News 18-year-old boy rapes 7 Ekiti Varsity students Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, in certificate scandal Lawyer ambushes Python Dance 3 in court •Sues Buhari, Buratai, Malami, others Buhari, governors may clash with Tinubu over Ambode Oshiomhole, APC bow to governors, make U-turn on indirect primaries Delta establishes 6 IDP camps •To forward 2019 budget proposals to DTHA soon Southern, Northern leaders express fears over 2019 polls Plateau women protest half naked over military action Businessman sentenced 140 years for forging foreign cheques Stella Oduah dumps APGA, announces return to PDP Have we ever met before? Buhari asks new DSS boss Renewed attack in Nasarawa leaves 7 dead


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,059 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,045 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,641 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,103 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,622 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,328 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,527 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,168 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,250 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,102 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,817 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,640 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,613) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (932) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,415) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (39,022) Opinion (1,108) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,663) Religion (869) Sports (1,697) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera