Teen critically injured in Zante finally flies home after incredible fundraising effort

Lewis Evans was left with serious injuries following a quad biking accident in Zante Credit: Family photo

A teenage boy who was critically injured in bike accident in Greece has finally arrived home.

Lewis Evans suffered serious injuries to his lungs and spleen after coming off his quad bike on the island of Zante.

The 18-year-old was immediately taken into intensive care, but his distraught family were unable to fly him home for care when his holiday insurance refused to pay out because his policy doesn't cover the use of the Quad Bike.

Faced with a £30,000 bill to bring him back to Thornbury, his family launched a frantic fundraising campaign.

Within weeks kind-hearted strangers and friends had inundated the family with donations and a special flight was chartered to bring him home.

The family started a Just Giving page in an attempt to raise enough money to fly Lewis home for treatment Credit: Just Giving

Lewis was finally brought home on Friday 14 October, where he travelled with a consultant and intensive care nurse.

Once he landed in Bristol, he was met by an ambulance and taken directly to Southmead Hospital, where he is undergoing more treatment in hopes of a full recovery.

The family are absolutely delighted he's home. They're exhausted but just so pleased.

Sue Turl, Lewis’ Great Aunt
Lewis is now in Southmead Hospital in Bristol where his family are keeping a constant vigil at his bedside Credit: Family photo

Lewis and his friend had hired a quad bike when they were involved in an accident.

The teen was left with very serious injuries, including a ruptured spleen, holes in both his lungs and several broken ribs.

He had taken out travel insurance, but the company refused to pay out after stating there was a clause excluding cover for the use of quad bikes in the small print.