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Mum paralysed on hen do sues hotel for £9m

Broken neck:
Bonnie
Lackey
returned to
Magaluf for
her cousin’s
wedding but
was in a
wheelchair
PICTURE: JUSTGIVING

A MUM-OF-TWO left paralysed after a wave pool accident at a Magaluf hen do is suing for £9million.

Bonnie Lackey, 41, was hurled from a rubber ring when a pool wave machine was turned on during her cousin’s 2017 party in Majorca.

The mum, from Crawley, West Sussex, was flipped upside down, suffering three broken bones in her neck and a damaged spinal cord.

She was brought back to the UK by private air ambulance but was declared a quadriplegic. Months later she attended her cousin’s wedding in Magaluf in a wheelchair.

‘I wish I’d never got in that wave pool,’ she told The Sun. ‘I landed face down in the water and couldn’t understand why my arms and legs weren’t doing what I wanted them to. It felt like an eternity, but it must have been less than a minute when I was pulled out of the water.’

Ms Lackey, who needs round-the-clock care, required £60,000 worth of home improvements for her new life.

The High Court has now given permission for her and her family to sue the hotel she was staying at — BH Mallorca Hotel — in UK courts. She has also received over £20,000 through a JustGiving page. Her sister, Faye Wright, said: ‘Bonnie has been told her injuries are permanent and she is working hard to learn how to adapt.’