Caroline Rutley-Frayne

The Gazette, 7 December 2015

A Tiverton woman who had her leg amputated after a motorcycle accident in which her husband was killed has had a state-of-the-art prosthetic limb fitted in Australia.

A life has been transformed for good thanks to pioneering new surgery that is benefitting hundreds of amputees around the globe.

Double amputee, Caroline Rutley-Frayne, 46, was just one of those who are getting used to a new way of walking after heading down under for an operation which has replaced the socket on her right leg with an implant.

Caroline lost her right leg and arm when she was a passenger during a motorbike accident on 10 November 2008. As well as her own serious injuries the accident on the A396 in Rewe proved fatal for her husband Simon who was aged just 39.

A trial followed the accident and a man was sentenced to two years for causing death by dangerous driving after it was found he was driving on the wrong side of the road when the collision with Simon's Triumph Tiger occurred.

Full Article: Tiverton amputee Caroline heads to Oz for pioneering and life changing surgery

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