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In US Lorry accident leaves Nigerian doctor in critical condition

His family have launched a £250,000 fundraising appeal for his treatment and to fly him back home to the UK once he is stable enough to be repatriated as expenses grew

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Dr. Sebastian Kola Bankole play

Dr. Sebastian Kola Bankole

(The News Nigeria)

Sebastian Kola-Bankole, an NHS doctor is currently fighting for his life after being by a lorry in the United States on a holiday for a friend's wedding.

Kola-Bankole, 35, broke three vertebrae in his neck and had to undergo emergency surgery on his spine following the collision just off the city's famous gambling Strip on February 15 according to the Daily Mail.

Dr. Sebastian Kola Bankole play

Dr. Sebastian Kola Bankole in critical condition at the hospital

(The News Nigeria)

 

His family have launched a £250,000 fundraising appeal for his treatment and to fly him back home to the UK once he is stable enough to be repatriated as expenses grew.

READ: Hospital displays corpses in the open

So far more than £70,000 has been raised just 24 hours after the online initiative was launched.

A close friend of Dr Kola-Bankole, who is from Camden, North London, told the Evening Standard, "He is still in a critical condition."

Dr Kola-Bankole, who specialises in infectious diseases, is believed to have been hit outside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The Las Vegas police have began investigations into the unfortunate incident.

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