Girl Left in Coma After Horrific Harness Race Accident Makes Miraculous Recovery


(Daily Mail) – A little girl who endured horrific injuries after she was hit by a starting gate at a horse race has miraculously survived.

Lara Whitaker, then two, was being held by her dad Gary on the sidelines of the track at the Redcliffe Paceway near Brisbane on March 24, when she was hit by a metal boom gate that had flung open and smashed into her head.

Doctors said the impact on her skull was millimetres away from killing Lara or causing permanent brain damage.

As Lara continues to recover from horrific injuries that left her in a coma, her family has recalled the horrifying nightmare that happened in a split second. CONTINUE