BABY Logan Oliver is back safe in his mum’s arms after suffering a fractured skull in a horrific car smash.
Jodie Oliver feared she would never get the chance to hold her son again after the six-month-old was left with a life-threatening bleed on the brain.
The crash also left Jodie and Logan’s aunt, Danielle, with severe injuries.
Jodie, 19, of Premier Road, Plains Farm, suffered a fractured shoulder and thigh, with surgeons having to carry out an emergency operation to staple her injuries.
Danielle, 24, fractured her knee when the Toyota Yaris she was driving collided with a Nissan Navara truck on the A690 in Durham.
The family are now all finally back home and recovering from their ordeal.
Logan’s grandad, Ian, 48, said: “After this I truly believe in guardian angels because I honestly don’t know how Logan got out alive.
“It’s a miracle and could have been so much worse for everyone.
“When Logan finally came out of hospital and we saw his smile again it was just like winning the Lottery. It’s brilliant.
“Seeing him in hospital so sick and poorly was awful.
“He was being sick like an adult man and it was dreadful to watch him in so much distress.
“He’s got his winning smile back now and we’re all so grateful for that.
“You would never think he had a fractured skull.”
Jodie, a qualified nurse, is still struggling to walk and Ian said she is devastated as her injuries have left it difficult for her to hold her son.
“It’s a huge relief to have everyone out of hospital and on the mend,” Ian said.
“Logan is having difficulty sleeping and the nurses have said it’s probably delayed shock, which is understandable, and shouldn’t last too long.”
Danielle, who lives with her dad Ian in Durham, is also still struggling to walk after having the stitches in her leg removed and is suffering from post accident concussion.
And she has been left with severe bruising, which medics say should go down within 12 weeks.
As reported in the Echo, the cars collided east of the Leazes Bowl roundabout in East Durham on Wednesday, August 11.
The Navara was travelling east when it is thought to have crossed the carriageway and collided with the Yaris.
The 62-year-old Navara driver suffered chest injuries.
All four people injured in the crash were taken to University Hospital of North Durham.