Woman who saved her son in car crash wakes up after 27-year-long coma

Published: April 24, 2019
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Munira Abdulla suffered severe brain injury after the car she was travelling in collided with bus in 1991.PHOTO COURTESY: THE NATIONAL

Munira Abdulla suffered severe brain injury after the car she was travelling in collided with bus in 1991.PHOTO COURTESY: THE NATIONAL

A woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma.

Munira Abdulla, who was aged 32 at the time of the accident, suffered a severe brain injury after the car she was travelling in collided with a bus on the way to pick up her son from school, according to a BBC News report.

Omar Webair, who was then four, was sitting in the back of the vehicle with her, but was left unscathed as his mother cradled him in her arms just before the accident.

Munira – who was being driven by her brother-in-law – was left seriously injured, but last year regained consciousness in a German hospital.

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Omar has opened up about the accident and about his mother’s progress following years of treatment in an interview with the UAE-based newspaper The National.

“I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she would wake up,” Omar told the newspaper on Monday.

“The reason I shared her story is to tell people not to lose hope on their loved ones; don’t consider them dead when they are in such a state,” he added.

“My mother was sitting with me in the back seat. When she saw the crash coming, she hugged me to protect me from the blow.”

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