A British woman has been left stranded in a French hospital after a horrific car crash left her paralysed and with such severe brain damage she can only communicate with her family by blinking.
Sarah McNee, 40, was driving through Auvergne in central France, when her BMW Convertible came off the road and ploughed through a brick wall.
Miss McNee, from Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, was airlifted to a hospital where doctors say they are unable to say if she will ever be able to see, speak or move again.
Horrific: Sarah McNee, 40, from Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire was driving through Auvergne in central France, when she lost control of her car and ploughed through a brick wall
The 40-year-old has been left paralysed and brain-damaged - unable to speak, see or move
Her distraught family have been forced to resort to crowdfunding in order to be able to maintain a constant vigil at the 40-year-old's hospital bedside.
Her sister Claire McNee said: 'It's totally devastated us. I cry every day just thinking about her lying there and the worry of it all.
'It's absolutely turned our world upside down. They [the doctors] can't give you hope when it comes to brain injury.
'My mum asked if she would ever be able to speak again and they said they couldn't say.'
Ms McNee had been staying with their mother in Gouttières in Auvergne, when she went for a drive and lost control of her car in October last year.
Her sister, also from Hoddesdon, said: 'She lost control of the car which went through a concrete post, a tree and through a brick wall.