The family of an injured soldier have had to pay around £20,000 to fly him home from a Polish hospital, it has been reported.
Lance Corporal Jim Dyer was visiting Warsaw on leave when he was hit by a car but his lack of travel insurance means his family will have to foot the medical and repatrication cots, the Press and Journal claimed.
The news provider said the soldier was left with a fractured skull and blood clot on the brain as well as a number of broken bones after the accident and has been stranded in a Polish hospital for a month.
Reports indicate that Polish doctors were forced to operate on the soldier to relieve pressure on his brain caused by the blood clot and a nurse and doctor will have to accompany the soldier on his flight back to the UK.
Last month, Insurefor.com reported that an 85-year-old male was left with a bill of £77,000 after contracting pneumonia while on holiday in the US.
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