A Queensland teenager is in an induced coma following a horror bike crash on the Sunshine Coast.
Alexa Leary, 19, who is a competitive triathlete and a trainer at F45 Noosa, suffered critical injuries following a crash during her regular morning ride on Saturday.
She was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital and then transferred to a Brisbane hospital due to the severity of her head injury, where she remains in intensive care.
It’s believed the incident left her with a fractured scapula, broken ribs, shoulder blade, and wrist, a collapsed lung, a severe brain injury, and two “concerning” blood clots on her neck, according to her employer, F45 Training Noosa, who said they are “lost for words”.
“We are all feeling the effect of Alexa’s situation and it’s rocked us. We are trying to continue life as normal but under the smiles, we are beyond broken,” the studio wrote.
“Her family are standing by, day by day, minute by minute, taking each moment where she doesn’t decline as a mini victory
“We need to keep this family in our thoughts and prayers, they need us and we need Lex to pull through.
“Lexi girl, you are stronger than you know, braver than us all and we totally know you will conquer this mountain. Come on Lexi, we are all waiting for you.”
In an update on Facebook, her mother said Alexa “has beaten everything else thrown at her so let’s pray she beats this one”.
“We all feel like we are on a roller coaster ride in a nightmare.”