In July 2017, 22-year-old Holly Scott was in a car accident that nearly claimed her life. After waking from a 15-day coma to a broken body, having two broken legs, shattered pelvis, fractured vertebras, broken hip and tailbone and a brain injury, affecting her speech, balance and vision.
Holly has used this traumatic experience to educate others about the devastating effects of car accidents. Her accident and recovery are the subject of a seven-part web documentary, ‘Driven’. Holly shares her emotional story each year with 8,000 people, mostly school students, at the RAA Street Smart event.
Holly continues to do public speaking engagements on road safety and education to schools and other community groups. She has returned to the brain injury ward where her recovery began to share her story and started a Facebook group to support people with a brain injury. She is now SAPOL’s first Road Safety Ambassador who is helping to educate young motorists about the dangers of driving on the roads.