A MUM has issued a heart-breaking warning after her daughter was left brain damaged in a motorbike crash.
University researcher Dilara Aldanoglu, 24, was left fighting for her life after losing half her head in a horrific accident.
Dilara has spent the past five months on a respirator, in a hospital intensive care unit in Izmir, western Turkey.
The 24-year old suffered serious head injuries after a car crashed into her motorbike as she was on her way to a surprise family visit on New Year’s Eve.
Pillion passenger Dilara – who was not wearing a crash helmet – slammed into the car’s windscreen and suffered massive brain trauma and internal bleeding.
It later emerged that the car driver, named as Isa E., 26, did not have a driver’s licence at the time.
The driver was arrested after the accident and later released.
Dilara’s heartbroken mum Yasemin Aldanoglu said after the release:
“I’m hurting. My daughter cannot speak or walk for days. Even the breath she takes is not her own.
“They should not get behind the wheel with alcohol or without a licence.
“They should not take their eyes off the road.
“The fire inside me will never pass, but maybe it will cool down in time.
“It really hurts me that the driver was released while my daughter remains in this state.”
Motorbike driver Sude Solak who was wearing a crash helmet- left the hospital after treatment for less severe injuries.
Five months after the crash, Dilara is still dependent on a respirator and will probably need constant care for the rest of her life.
Even though doctors told Yasemin that it is unlikely her daughter’s condition will ever improve, she said: “There is a prediction that she will always need constant care.
“However, they say ‘while there’s life there’s hope’, and I won’t give up on hope either.”
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