New Year’s Day Accident Victim Needs Overseas Medical Assistance


Miguel Bourne, the 18-year-old New Year’s Day accident victim remains in a coma at the hospital.

Now, efforts have started to seek medical assistance from him abroad.

According to a gofundme page created in his aid, the Mount St. John Medical Center cannot tend to his medical needs here in Antigua due to lack of equipment.

It has now become necessary to raise money for him.

“We sincerely ask that you donate whatever amount that you can to help raise funds for him to be able to be flown out of the country to tend to his medical needs as soon as possible. We are trying to raise $35,000 USD for his medical flight and other expenses. We are grateful for whatever amount that you can give to help save his life, no amount is too small, every dollar counts, PLEASE; in whatever way you can, help us save our brother.”

Bourne was the driver of the silver sedan which collided with the black SUV on Anchorage Road on New Year’s Day. He has been fighting for his life ever since the accident.

Friends have taken to social media to offer prayers and wishes for his recovery.

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  1. So sad what happen to the young man. I hope he recovers fully. But how many times were you spoken to about your speeding ? To many times. To to many times

  2. Im truly sorry for the young man and hope he gets the necessary treatment and makes a full recovery.
    However, these young drivers only know about the gas pedal. They do not know how to use brakes nor do they have any judgement and responsibility when it comes to driving, but they feel as if they are good drivers. They need to understand that good drivers are those who have good driving judgement and drive with responsibility, anything outside of that they can just consider themselves nothing but bumper car drivers.

  3. That’s one of the reason I am reluctant to visit and stay over a certain amount of time
    Healthcare sucks in the Islands.

    • JHC what is the relevance of your statement?
      In the article I don’t see what is the exact extent of his injury.
      In a country with 108 sq miles and 90000*people one would expect that there are centers with the capacity to deal with certain issues as well as overseas networks to deal with certain other issues.
      *still uncertain

    • They need to do better with healthcare they spent all that money on a building they need to invest in a better system

      • Sometimes @Kk, its the family or patient who wants to fly abroad and give the media these hardluck impressions so ppl will support their gofund me attempts. I said sometimes.
        Thankfully the other driver involved in this accident may not need the support but if what @fren is saying is true, I have mixed feelings on supporting this fund raising effort.
        #designateddriving #drive2arrivealive

    • And we save a lot of lives also..stop being so one sided. Until we the people appreciate our healthcare it won’t grow. We are not the best and we are certainly not the worst. We are doing very well

  4. It’s 2020 he right out health care system should be wayyyyyyyy better than it is at this point hope he gets through quickly

  5. People getting in accidents has nothing to do with visiting @JHC. It’s sad I wish him all the best…. hopefully Antigua will get to a medical success where everyone won’t have to fly out and be able to get proper medical treatment on the island. Prayers to him

  6. Jason Bourne? Or Miguel Bourne? Seems like he was trying to be like Jason Bourne in real life.

    Hopefully he makes a full recovery and takes care to observe speed limits

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