British holidaymaker in coma after quad bike crash on Ibiza holiday
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A British holidaymaker is fighting for her life after a quad bike accident during a holiday in Ibiza.
Lisa Darlington, 45, is reportedly in a drug-induced coma in intensive care after being thrown from a bike being driven by her son, Danny, 21.
He is thought to have lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a stone wall on a road near Cala Llonga, a tourist beach resort on the island's south east coast, last Thursday.
Ms Darlington was taken by ambulance to hospital where she had emergency surgery.
The accident is now being investigated by the Civil Guard's traffic department, and a police source told the Daily Mail: "It appears he lost control and his mother was very seriously injured as she came off the quad bike and banged her head.
"We're still investigating what made him lose control."
The paper reports that Danny rented the quad bike using a provisional UK driving licence, when a full licence is required to drive the vehicle on a road.
Danny appeared before an investigating magistrate and was released on bail, when he went straight from the court to be at his mother's bedside in hospital.
He has so far not been charged with any offence.
The new comes just as a mother of four was killed in a motorbike crash while on holiday in Austria.
Christine Gaiger, 51, was riding pillion on her husband Steve's motorbike when they were involved in the accident in Arnoldstein, Austria.
The couple, from Romsey, Hampshire, were travelling through Europe and were four days into their holiday.
They were staying in the village of Malta in the Carinthia region of southern Austria but decided to take a scenic day trip to Italy and Slovenia.
Christine came off the bike an hour into the journey. Steve was uninjured but Christine died at the scene.
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