Thousands raised for Troy Markides to return to Australia after horror accident on Kho Phangan

PUBLISHED ON MON, JUL 17, 2017 8:33 AM

Thousands raised for Troy Markides to return to Australia after horror Thailand accident

By Liz Burke

 

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Troy Markides was badly injured in a scooter accident last week and had to wait more than 26 hours to receive emergency surgery to save his leg.

 

A MELBOURNE couple’s dream holiday has turned into a nightmare as the young pair face months stuck in Thailand after a horror scooter accident.

 

Troy Markides, 29, and girlfriend Katie Van der End, 21, were on holiday after investing in a bakery franchise in Victoria, and had intended to spend their time celebrating and relaxing before the next busy chapter of their lives.

 

But last week, while riding a hired scooter on popular party island Kho Phangan, the couple crashed in an accident that saw Ms Van der End left with facial injuries and Mr Markides with severe injuries to his leg. He dislocated his knee, tore three ligaments and crushed the main artery in his leg.

 

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