Fife gran left disabled after driver on wrong side of road ploughed into her car

A GRAN left disabled after a Frenchman driving on the wrong side of the road ploughed into her car revealed the smash has ripped her world apart.

Julia Guest, 77, admitted life will never be the same with husband Roger, 78, after danger driver Jean-Baptiste Ozan, 27, walked free from court.

Julia Guest was left disabled after a dangerous driver ploughed into her car
Julia Guest

Julia said life will never be the same again[/caption]

Julia Guest

Julia said she’s angry that she struggles with basic tasks[/caption]

Jean-Baptiste Ozan was banned from driving for two years

And she said she’s angry and frustrated at how she now struggles with basic tasks.

Julia, of St Andrews — who needs help to wash and dress — added: “My day-to-day living is completely changed. I can’t even cut up my food.

“I’m still very angry. I’m frustrated that there’s things I can’t do any more. I used to teach sewing and quilting. Our lives are never going to be the same again.”


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Engineer Ozan got a two-year driving ban and 200 hours of unpaid work at Dundee Sheriff Court over the July 2019 horror.

He claimed he forgot what country he was in when his car hit the Ford Fiesta near Tayport, Fife.

Mum-of-four Julia spent eight hours in surgery immediately after the crash then battling infections and sepsis at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

 

She endured seven operations — as well as surviving blood clots in both lungs. In all, passenger Julia spent 13 weeks in hospital with a broken pelvis, shattered ribs, broken bones in her back, a smashed humerus, broken shoulder and a “big lump” missing from her left wrist.

Roger suffered a collapsed lung, had broken bones in his back and internal injuries.

Julia revealed unhurt Ozan, who admitted dangerous driving in court at the end of last month, said sorry at the scene — but added: “I don’t think the sentence was fair.

“He showed remorse, but he hit us straight on. We came round this corner and I said to my husband ‘Oh my god, he’s on the wrong side of the road’ and then whack.

“My husband couldn’t even put his foot on the brake — it was too quick.”

“He said to me he was sorry, and then went round the other side of the car and told my husband he was on the wrong side and he’d just been on holiday in France that day, and told him he’d just driven from France and he’d made a mistake.”

abbi.garton@the-sun.co.uk


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