Six years after the accident that changed her life forever, a woman finally returned to live with her family with severe brain injuries caused by a terrible car accident.

Bethany Oliver was 18 years old when a collision from a driver driving too fast made her unable to walk and speak.

Since her discharge from the hospital, she has lived at the Alan Shearer Center for five years, where she has constant specialist care.

But Beth’s mom, Claire Foster, said that from the start she was always determined to bring Beth home, where she belongs.

And her dream finally came true this week when Beth crossed the threshold of her specially adapted new home in Ryton, Gateshead on Tuesday.

Bethany Oliver suffered a serious brain injury in an accident and now has to be looked after around the clock. Pictured with friend Nicola Graham before the incident.

Claire said, “She’s finally home – it’s better than Christmas, it’s like everything rolled into one.

“It’s just unreal. I’ve waited so long and thought it would never happen, but we did it. “

It came after the family won a lawsuit against the accident car insurance company, which argued in court that Beth should stay in a specialized facility.

The case was finally resolved last year when a judge ruled that she would be better off at home with her family.

Claire Foster with her daughter Beth Oliver, who has arrived at home at the Alan Shearer Center after six years

Claire, 49, said, “We had to fight the insurance company all the way.

“It was all about money – that was the top and bottom.

“They had professionals telling her to stay in an institution because of her injuries.

“But I wanted her at home because she’s my daughter – from day one I said she would come home where she belongs.

“It happened to her, it shouldn’t have happened, I’ll take care of her.

“I’m her mom, that’s my job.”

Bethany Oliver suffered a serious brain injury in an accident and now has to be looked after around the clock.  Pictured with friend Nicola Graham before the incident.

Bethany Oliver suffered a serious brain injury in an accident and now has to be looked after around the clock. Pictured with friend Nicola Graham before the incident.

Since the court decision allowing Beth to come home, the family has worked hard to build a new house that is specifically tailored to meet all of Beth’s needs.

“It has it all – a pool, a therapy room – she doesn’t want anything,” said Claire.

“She will love it and it means I can take the family back.

“Myself, my partner and my younger son will also be living here, and that means we can have our grandchildren around us and they can see them all the time because they were close.

“She can just be back in the family and we can get on with normal things.”

Beth, who will turn 25 in July, will also be looked after by two carers during the day and by two at night.

Claire said, “For the past few weeks I’ve been telling her she was coming home and she’s saying ‘home’ so I think she understands what’s going on

“I think when she gets home she will be better because she has attention all the time.

“The Alan Shearer Center was brilliant, but there were other people there too, so this is where she’ll have all the attention.”

She added, “I want to say a big thank you to everyone at the Alan Shearer Center. I’ll miss her, but that’s the next chapter. “

Beth was driving home with Brian Taylor in June 2015 when he lost control of his car while driving at more than double the speed limit.

Taylor, of Winlaton, was sentenced to 32 months in prison in February 2016 after admitting two cases of serious injuries from dangerous driving.

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