He plans to bring the Hawarden man home after the horse incident changes his life

On 10 January 2022, Ian Tilston from Hawarden had been traveling to Pure Power, where he worked as a warehouse operator, as normal.

He took junction 10 of the M56, where it later turned out that two horses – which had managed to escape from a nearby place – were running.

According to Ian’s brother Adam, two other cars managed to escape the scene with little impact, but his brother was “crushed inside his car” when one of the horses collided with the vehicle.

As a result of the incident, Ian suffered two cardiac arrests, significant brain trauma and a punctured lung.

The man, now 34, was taken to Salford Royal Infirmary, where he had numerous brain surgeries, was on life support for months and was also in a coma for a couple of months.

Miraculously, he has since recovered from a critical condition, but has been left blind and told he will never be able to walk again.

Adam said: “His memory is also limited by his injuries. He was taken to the Walton Center in Liverpool where he has received amazing treatment.

“Ian can now speak again, but is increasingly aware of his injuries and limitations. If it wasn’t for the quick response of the paramedics, Ian would not be with us.”

Adam has now organized a fundraiser for his brother and hopes to raise £10,000.


He added: “Things are now being put together for him to be discharged from there. He will need 24/7 care so at the moment it doesn’t seem likely that he will return to house The funds will initially be used for physiotherapy sessions.

“But we’re raising the funds in general to make my mum’s house able to bring Ian home to live with us, that’s the aim.

“It’s been really hard for the last year or so. Every day has been so hard for us as a family, we’ve all felt so helpless.”

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