Australian Policewoman Leaves Hospital 3 Months After Dubrovnik Accident

Katarina Anđelković

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November 23, 2023 – Australian policewoman Ella Cutler (25) has been released from the hospital, almost three months after her Dubrovnik accident. Back in August, she fell from a wall in Dubrovnik, from a height of 10 meters. Her family raised money online to bring her back to Australia.

Using crutches and supported by braces on her back and left leg, writes 24Sata, Cutler was filmed leaving rehabilitation at the Fiona Stanley Hospital before thanking the thousands of people who helped her.

“Thank you so much for bringing me home. There are times when my body hurts a little more than it normally would, but overall I’m fine,” she told 7News.

“She will need many more months of care, more surgeries, and months of physical rehabilitation before she can make an impact on the world like she once did”, her brother Josh said earlier.

Ella’s Dubrovnik Accident

Ella suffered severe physical injuries in a fall from the walls of Dubrovnik on August 26, as a result of which she spent several days in an induced coma.

She suffered multiple fractures of the skull, spine, and ribs. A man (34) who was with the policewoman on the fateful day also fell and ended up with serious injuries. The insurance would not cover Ella’s hospital treatment and her flight home because she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

“When we heard that the insurance company failed us, we were shocked. I can’t even describe what it was like. We never expected that insurance wouldn’t help us get her home. We don’t understand, and we’re really confused because the insurance company can’t even imagine how a family, or someone who took out insurance in good faith, could feel while going through such a situation”, her family said at the time.

They launched a ‘Go Fund Me’ campaign, in which enough money was collected in seven days to bring Ella back to Australia. More than half a million dollars were collected, which the family needed for medical expenses and transportation. Over 6,000 people donated.


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