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De Villota discharged by Spanish hospital

Maria de Villota's general condition is now described as 'good'

Maria de Villota has been discharged by the La Paz Hospital in Madrid following the testing accident on July 3 that saw her lose her right eye.

The Spaniard was taking part in a straight-line aero test with the Marussia F1 team when she was involved in a collision with a team truck on returning to the makeshift pits, with her car making contact with the tail lift of the transporter.

De Villota suffered serious head and facial injuries in the accident and was initially looked after at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, before being allowed to return to her native country on July 20, where she was transferred to La Paz Hospital.

A statement on her official site has now confirmed she is continuing to make good progress and that she has not suffered any neurological damage.

“The patient's general conditions are good, which allowed her to be released yesterday,” the statement reads.

“In these six days, she has been treated by specialists of the Plastic and Neurological surgery services, and the Ophthalmology department, who will continue to follow her, as she will need to undergo periodical checks and treatments.

“From a neurological point of view, the patient does not present any deficit and does not need any surgery. The specialists have made no special remarks but will continue to follow her in the forthcoming period of time.

“As communicated previously, the patient has lost her right eye, as a consequence of the serious trauma suffered, and she will be closely followed by the Ophthalmology service.

“The specialists of the Plastic surgery service will be responsible for following the serious injuries to her face and correcting the effects of those.”

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Maria De Villota (ESP), test driver, Marussia F1 Team
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July 26, 2012 6:09 PM
Last Edited 1824 days ago

how ghoulish. the poor girl is just out of hospital, and some are calling to see photos of her? it takes all sorts of sad people to make this world! maria is still maria, and that is what matters. NOTE by CRASH.NET! Offensive comments have been removed from relevant posts.

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