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Honeymoon horror for Edinburgh newlyweds

Newlyweds John and Nicola Tam had just enjoyed a romantic ceremony at the Minto Hotel on Saturday the 3rd of July before jetting off on holiday to Sorrento, Italy. What was supposed to be a vacation to remember turned into a nightmare when on leaving a restaurant the couple were struck by a car that mounted the pavement. Heroic John Tam managed to shield his wife from more serious injuries by throwing himself in front of the out of control vehicle which managed to then throw him approximately thirty foot into the air.

Mr Tam suffered a broken leg, broken ribs and also extensive head and facial injuries. In order to help him make a successful recovery Italian doctors made the decision to put John Tam into an induced coma whereas the newly Mrs Tam only suffered minor injuries such as broken ribs after being thrown into a wall, luckily she has made a full recovery and has now been discharged from hospital.

John Tam is an arts, crafts, design and technology teacher and along with his wife, lives in Bonnyrigg and get well wishes have been pouring in for the young couple who were only a few days into celebrating their nuptials in Italy before the tragedy occurred.

Support from John Tam’s team mates at Real Maroon, the Hearts supporter’s team, has been very generous with them setting up a fund in order to collect money for the couple whose family will require flights to go to visit the couple. Nicola’s father Kenny Mackay has since joined her in Italy to provide much needed support, her mother is thought to be joining her as soon as possible.

In order to encourage people to show their support for the couple a forum has been set up with kind tributes about how kind and caring they really are, John Tam’s condition has also been provided and update on a regular basis to keep people informed of how he is getting on.

John Tam is now thought to be on a ventilator however is managing to breathe by himself, he is now experiencing movements within his hands and feet, he is beginning to successfully respond to his hands and feet being touched and fortunately the swelling has now decreased in his brain which is a a good improvement. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office are informed of the situation.