Accident victim out of intensive care but heartbroken over friend

Nyah Mckay - out of intensive care.
Nyah Mckay – out of intensive care.

A MORAY MOTHER has taken to social media to publish a heartfelt thank you to people from throughout Moray in support of her daughter, who was seriously injured in the accident that caused the loss of her best friend.

Nyah McKay, 14, suffered life-threatening injuries in the horrific crash on the B9016 Buckie to Keith road on October 26. Her friend and fellow Buckie High School pupil Neringa Narusyte, also 14, died at the scene of the accident.

Nyah was flown to Glasgow of intensive treatment but has now moved out of intensive care, although she is still being treated for a lacerated liver and spleen, broken ribs and a broken pelvis.

On Friday, Nyah mother Lesa Walker, who lives in Portknockie, said she had been “astounded” by the generosity shown by people since the accident: “I cannot thank everyone enough for all the messages, texts and calls I’ve received, I am truly overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness, thoughts and prayers for Nyah.

“I am astounded by everyone’s generosity in donating to the Just Giving fund and I cannot express and thank each and every one of you enough for your help and support at this tragic and horrific time we are going through.

“Thank you all very much – our community has shone through for us and I have no words left for how grateful and thankful we are to everyone that has helped us.”

Lesa went on to report that Nyah has had a halo fitted to her head as her neck and been broken in two places.

She said: “A week has passed and she is out of intensive care and into the ward. She still has a long way to go in recovering and we will get there eventually.

“Every day is a blessing, she has not only all her injuries to deal with she has a broken heart too in losing her beautiful friend Neringa.”