Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018

A British tourist loses two fingers during a drive through the jungle on family holiday in Mexico


Adam SzubanskiAdam Szubanski -  A father severed two fingers when a train is overturned during a family vacation.

The manager of the website Adam Szubanski was operated on without anaesthetic and had to lose his middle finger and little finger after being thrown from a vehicle in a forest in Mexico.

Unfortunately, a 40-year-old man from Benfleet, Essex, was offered a compensation only £ 200 and his insurance company refused to pay the £ 8,000 fee.

"I went to the forest with 10 fingers and came out with eight," he said. "I thought I was going on a family trip, but it was deadly."

Mr. Szubanski has been staying at the Hard Rock Hotel on the Riviera Maya with his wife, Michelle 37 years and their three children - Tyler, 15, Mason, 14, and Colby, 12 years old.

They were in the country to attend the wedding of Mr. Szubanski's friend, Brett Silver, as the three boys joined them on a guided tour organized by their hotel.

Szubanski said that he was very careful following his guide at a speed of only 20mph.

But he says disaster struck as he passed a hill, falling and flying hovering in the air.

"My little finger is hanging," he said. "The one in my head is my children, they look very scared".

His situation worsened when he was rushed to hospital for treatment only to lose his ring finger too.

He waited for six hours while AXA's travel insurance company weighed on him for the treatment, which he was forced to do while he was awake because the hospital having no anesthetics and it taking up to three days to transport the drugs.

"I have brought my finger home home, I still keep it in the fridge."

The martial arts enthusiasts were forced to stop boxing because his accident had ruined his life.

A spokeswoman for AXA said that Szubanski's insurance policy does not cover 'dangerous activities' in riding Polaris Racer.

"We should immediately tell Szubanski that his claim will be rejected, we have offered a compensation of 200 pounds for this delay," they said.

The company added that the injury was so serious that immediate treatment would not save his fingers.



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