Lucy Hill: Leeds Beckett graduate still critical after road crash UPDATED

A LEEDS Beckett University graduate injured in a road smash in Thailand remained in a critical condition in hospital today. (Jan 12)

Lucy Hill.

Backpacker Lucy Hill, 21, underwent emergency surgery over the weekend after her moped was in collision with a car in the city of Chiang Mai.

A social media appeal for tourists in Thailand to make donations of Lucy’s A negative blood type – which is extremely rare among people of Asian origin – was answered by dozens of volunteers on Monday.

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Her friend Darren Burns posted on Facebook that she had subsequently received a desperately-needed blood transfusion but was still in intensive care.

Lucy Hill.

Lucy’s dad, Phil Hill, also posted on Facebook that there had been “little change” to his daughter’s condition.

He added: “She may need further surgery and blood transfusions, we have to be patient and wait to see how she progresses.”

Mr Hill also praised the care his daughter was receiving in Chiang Mai’s Rajavej Hospital.

Lucy, originally from Bury, graduated in physical education from Leeds Beckett in July.

Lucy Hill, right, with Lauren Hall.

She and a friend, University of Leeds student Lauren Hall, had planned to travel onto other parts of south east Asia and Australia after visiting Thailand.

Lucy Hill.
Lucy Hill, right, with Lauren Hall.