Ruby Hindom was involved in a serious pedestrian and vehicle incident in 2016, now reunited with the paramedics that saved her life. (L-R) Shane Douglas, Ruby Hindom, David Cole and Jitesh Rudhar
Ruby Hindom was involved in a serious pedestrian and vehicle incident in 2016, now reunited with the paramedics that saved her life. (L-R) Shane Douglas, Ruby Hindom, David Cole and Jitesh Rudhar

“Ruby was in as bad a condition as someone could be...”

A WOMAN who suffered horrific injuries when she was hit by a car has been reunited with the paramedics who saved her life.

Ruby Hindom, 33, was jogging about 7.30pm on July 6, 2016 when she was hit by a 4WD.

The back of her skull had been smashed, all the ribs on the left hand side of her body was broken, as was the left side of her hip, the base of her pelvis and she had significant trauma to her face and forearms.

Fortunately, paramedics Shane Douglas, David Cole and Jitesh Rudhar were nearby and were able to respond within two minutes; had it not been for their swift care Ms Hindom believes she would not be here today.

"Ruby was lying on the roadside, there was very little response from her and the driver of the car was in hysterics," Mr Douglas said.

"Ruby was in as bad a condition as someone could be without being in cardiac arrest."

Ruby visited her saviours to say thank you yesterday in a touching reunion.

Mr Douglas could not believe how well Ruby had recovered while the mother of one said there were not enough words to express her appreciation for the three paramedics.

"There are no words to express it … if it wasn't for these three I wouldn't be alive," Ms Hindom said.

"(Recovery) is hard but I have a 15-year-old son and I need to recovery as quick as possible for him."

Ms Hindom is now completing a beauty therapy course and is positive about her future.

Mr Douglas said it was rewarding to see a patient come so far in recovery.


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