Scanned from Enfield Gazette
Schoolgirl hurt on Swiss trip
AN ENFIELD schoolgirl is recovering in a Swiss hospital
from a fractured pelvis after a road accident on a school
Kingsmead School pupil Jane Gardner was carried about 15 yards on the car bonnet after the accident during the school's Easter trip to Switzerland.
Jane's mother, Patricia, has flown out to join her.
Jane, of Carterhatch Road, Enfleld, had been on a walk and was returning with other pupils to the hotel in the village of Goldswil when the accident happened.
Deputy headmaster Mr. Derick James who was on the trip, said this week: "The pupils behaved very well and didn't panic. Some of the boys rushed into the hotel to call an ambulance while others comforted her."
Mr. James was full of praise for the, assistance given by the hotel proprietor who helped arrange for Mrs. Gardner to fly out and even collected her from Zurich Airport.
"Up until then the holiday was marvellous and Jane had enjoyed every "minute of it," Mr. James added. "When we left her she was laughing and joking with us."
It is the first major accident in the 10 years the school has been visiting the Swiss village.
Now, Jane's classmates are orgainsing a collection to buy her a gift.
Jane's father, Brian, said yesterday (Wednesday): 'It was quite a shock when we heard about the accident. The school has been marvelous and the Swiss organisation has been brilliant.
"I've spoken to Jane on the phone and she sounds more herself and my wife's been ringing every day.
"Swiss doctors have said Jane will probably have to use crutches for a few months."
Jane has two brothers, Steven, (17) and Adam (9).