Girl (16) trapped under Ardoyne car speaks of recovery

Phoebe Clawson speaking to UTV last night. Picture from UTV

A TEENAGE girl who was seriously injured after she became trapped under a car following an Orange Order march spoke about her road to recovery last night.

Phoebe Clawson (16) suffered a shattered pelvis, broken ankle and fractured collarbone after she was injured in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast following the march on July 13.

The teenager spent two-and-a-half weeks in hospital. For the last six weeks she has had to sleep downstairs in her family's living room.

"It's been really good having the love and support of my family and friends," she told UTV last night.

"Just knowing that there's always going to be people who are there for me when I did to talk...they're there to help and support and comfort me," she said.

Phoebe, a keen footballer, hopes to train as a coach.

"My dream is to go on and do (a) football academy in tech and then go on and get my badges and finally become a football coach," she said.

"It's been delayed because of obviously what's happened."

Phoebe's mother Marie said she was horrified to learn her daughter had been hurt.

"My heart was in my throat," she said. "I just wanted to make sure she was okay."

Prominent Orangeman John Aughey (61) has been charged in connection with the crash.


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