Flintshire mum is reunited with daughter after tragic crash

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Matt Jones

THE mother and young sister of tragic 11-year-old Jordan Evans have been reunited after the crash that claimed his life.

Karen Evans, 36, is back home in Mancot after spending nearly two weeks in hospital after the accident on the A55 last month, while four-year-old Lilly May remains in Alder Hey children’s hospital.

Despite being in a wheelchair Karen went to visit Lilly May in hospital yesterday.
Mark Evans, Jordan’s uncle, said: “Lilly May is still in hospital. She is doing well. It looks like she will be home on Monday now.

“It is a step forward to get Karen out and we are just waiting for them to recover. It will be nice when she can come home and be with her mother.”

Despite talking on the phone, Lilly May, who celebrated her birthday in hospital, had not seen her mother, who was being treated for a back injury at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, since the crash.

A date has not yet been set for Jordan’s funeral. Karen and daughter Levi, 18, attended a special presentation for Jordan at Buckley Boxing Club on Wednesday after £400 had been raised towards his funeral contributions.

Head coach Mark Field said: “Karen was there and it was a great honour to have her there. It was brave for her to turn up in the condition she was in. It meant a lot to Karen and it meant a lot to everybody.

“The money will be donated at Jordan’s funeral.”

The donation was made by Buckley Jujitsu Club after Gill Badrock, who runs the club, helped organise the fundraising efforts with her students.

Mr Evans also attended the presentation and said: “It was so nice of the jujitsu club. They did not know Jordan but they did that for him. It is just so nice. It is nice to know people care.”

Jordan, a pupil at the Richard Gwyn High School in Flint, was a keen boxer who went to weekly lessons at the club and Mr Field said the loss of such a popular and well-loved member was like losing a member of the family.

Buckley Boxing Club will place a plaque in memory of Jordan in the reception of Elfed High School’s sports hall and will present a floral boxing glove in the club’s colours at the funeral.

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