Brandon woman in coma after couple injured in car crash in Colombia

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A Brandon, Man., woman is in a Colombian hospital with serious injuries after she and eight other people were involved in a car crash in the South American country last weekend.

Hollman Florez Gamez says his mother, Rosa Gamez, and father, Hector Jaime, were visiting family in Colombia over the holidays. 

Gamez said he and his three sisters, who live in Brandon, were told their parents were riding in a vehicle last Sunday near the rural community of Aranzazu when it suffered a mechanical issue, slid down a hill, hit a fence and rolled.

“My first thought was we’ve got to travel over there to see what’s happening,” he told CBC News on Friday. “We started praying.” 

Hollman Florez Gamez said he and his three sisters would like to travel to Colombia to be with their mother, who could be in hospital for up to three months. (Riley Laychuk/CBC )

Gamez said his dad suffered several cuts to his face, an ankle injury and two broken teeth in the crash. His mom has a broken pelvis, a hand injury and internal abdominal injuries. 



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