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Teenager vows to compete in Paralympics despite losing her hand movement in a Car Crash

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The image above shows the horrific outcome after a man was driving on the wrong side of the road when he raced down the A46 in Lincolnshire in December 2013.

Adam Hill, who was jailed for 15 months for reckless driving, changed the life of Kate Hunter forever.

Hunter was in the passenger seat of her best friend’s (Beth Tyson) car. The two girls were leaving their stables in Market Rasen.

Beth broke several bones in the crash; Kate lost all her movement in her left arm.

kate hunter with her horse

Her life-changing injury encouraged Kate to train for the Paralympics. She told the BBC: "Whatever happens in life, however upsetting, you've just got a get on with what you've been left with.

"In 2009 I had to learn to walk and talk and do everything again. I was like a baby.

"And then after this I was left with one arm properly working, poor Beth was left with God knows how many injuries, but both of us have just shut up and put up."

Beth was also interviewed by the BBC: "I wasn't really thinking much about myself because although I broke a lot of bones it didn't feel much initially,

"It was more that my best friend was crying and screaming in pain, so I just wanted to get out the car and help Kate."

Kate is riding again and is determined to participate at a world class event: "I will get to the Paralympics one day I'm just not sure when it'll be. I'm hoping 2020 but I think that's a bit optimistic."

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