Josh Harrison returned to the scene of the January 6 crash on March 19, 2017.
Josh Harrison returned to the scene of the January 6 crash on March 19, 2017. Warren Lynam

Crash victim finally home, months after horror smash

FOUR months after he was critically injured in a car crash that claimed the life of his mate Bailey Sibraa, Josh Harrison is home from hospital.

"Exciting News!" a post on a Facebook page maintained by family members states.

"Joshua is coming home...his mum will no longer have to drive to Brisbane.

"Rehab will continue on the Sunshine Coast with referrals being sent off this week."

The 20-year-old Sippy Downs resident was in a ute travelling on Pacific Blvd on January 6 when it left the road, slamming into a tree.

Mountain Creek resident Mr Sibraa, a passenger, died at the scene while Mr Harrison, also a passenger, received head injuries.

He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital where he received emergency surgery immediately.

 

 

Crash victim Josh Harrison during one of his weekend visits home from hospital in March 2017.
Crash victim Josh Harrison during one of his weekend visits home from hospital in March 2017. Warren Lynam

Several operations later, Mr Harrison was still waiting for surgery to replace a missing part of his skull when the Daily last spoke with him in March.

His recovery was slow, his mum Debbie White told the Daily.

The driver of the vehicle, Jett Malcolm Morris, faced court on March 8 and is scheduled to appear again on May 19.

All three occupants of the vehicle were just 19 at the time of the crash.

 

Josh Harrison wearing a t-shirt some of his friends made in honour of the late Bailey Sibraa, who died at the scene of the Buddina crash.
Josh Harrison wearing a t-shirt some of his friends made in honour of the late Bailey Sibraa, who died at the scene of the Buddina crash. Facebook / Harrison family

The Daily understands Mr Harrison is now living at home with his family at Sippy Downs.

A crowdfunding campaign to help Mr Harrison pay for rehabilitation costs is at www.mycause.com.au - search "Joshie - Road to Recovery" or click here.



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