Chester coach crash survivor wins awards after making dramatic recovery

A WOMAN who suffered burns to 96 per cent of her body in a crash in France is to board a coach again for the first time since the accident.

Medics thought Catrin Pugh, who lives in Chester, was unlikely to survive the accident, but four years on, she’s just gained a place at one of the UK’s top universities to become a physiotherapist and is planning to travel the world.

She has just won a learning award after making a dramatic recovery.

Catrin, 24, originally from Rossett, was 19 and returning from a ski season on her gap year when the coach she was travelling on burst into flames on a steep mountain road, killing the driver and injuring passengers.

She was given a one in 1,000 chance of survival, spent three months in a coma and has had more than 200 operations since the French Alps crash in 2013.

Catrin has now received an Inspire! Award in recognition of her determination to fulfil her ambition of going to university.

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