Fashion entrepreneur is fighting for her life with horrific brain injuries after being hit and dragged by a police car – that had flashing lights but no siren – at a pedestrian crossing while on holiday in Spain
- Caroline Breure, 33, has been left fighting for life after being hit by a police car
- The No Saints shoe designer was on holiday in Spain with her partner Johan
- She was dragged a few metres along the road and left with horror head injuries
- Ms Breure has been in a coma since, but is starting to make small responses
- Doctors say it is too early to know the extent of her injuries
Sydney shoe designer Caroline Breure is fighting for life after a horror crash in Spain
A Sydney fashion designer has been left in a coma and fighting for life after being hit by a police car during a trip to Spain.
Caroline Breure, 33, who owns No Saints shoes, was crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing in Barcelona when she was struck by the car.
She sustained serious brain injuries.
Ms Breure has undergone several surgeries, including the removal of part of her skull to help reduce the swelling of her brain, but the long term effects of her injuries are not yet known.
The designer had been crossing at a green pedestrian light outside the National Statistics Institute when she was hit by a police car on September 9, Spanish media reported.
Officers were on their way to reports of a fight and had flashing lights but no siren when they hit Ms Breure, and dragged her a few metres along the road.
Caroline Breure, 33, who owns No Saints shoes, was crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing in Barcelona when she was struck by the car
Ms Breure (pictured in hospital) was crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing outside the National Institute of Statistics when she was struck by a police car on September 9
The designer had been travelling with her partner Johan, who was uninjured in the horror crash
The designer had been travelling with her partner Johan, who was uninjured in the horror crash.
Her mother Juceli, a dentist, has flown out from the family’s native Brazil to be by her side.
Friends have set up a fundraiser to help pay for Juceli’s accommodation and Ms Breure’s treatment, with a view to move her to a specialty treatment centre.
‘Caroline’s recovery will be long and difficult, and will be costly to her family and loved ones,’ the fundraiser reads.
‘Our ultimate goal is to have Caroline transferred to the Guttman Institute in Barcelona, where she will be able to start the road to recovery, and then be relocated home once she is well enough to travel.
The entrepreneur, who owns shoe brand No Saints, was dragged a few metres along the road and has been left with horrific head injuries
Her friends are fundraising to help pay for her mother’s accommodation as she tends to her daughter, and for Ms Breure to be transferred to a specialist health care facility
Friends have set up a fundraiser to help pay for Juceli’s accommodation and Ms Breure’s treatment, with a view to move her to a specialty treatment centre
‘All donations will help give Caroline a fighting chance to recover and lead a normal life, as well as provide her mother the financial support that she needs to remain in Barcelona and provide care on a full time basis for her only child.’
Doctors have said it is too early to determine how badly she has been injured, but Ms Breure has begun to respond to family, Nine News reported.
Ms Breure grew up in Brazil, and moved to Australia five years ago. She met Johan in 2017, and quit her job a year later to launch her shoe company No Saints with him.
No Saints prides itself on ethically produced shoes, using faux leather products and workers in Portugal, where the company say their workers are paid fair wages.
Ms Breure grew up in Brazil and moved to Australia five years ago. She launched No Saints with her partner Johan in 2018