A LAW graduate who was returning home to Hereford is in a serious condition in hospital after the car she was travelling in flipped over on the motorway.

Sam Hemming was a passenger in her boyfriend’s car as he was giving her a lift to Birmingham train station on July 20, when it crashed on the M6.

Sam, 22, sustained horrific injuries and was airlifted to hospital in Coventry, where she underwent six hours of surgery.

She came out of a coma after 19 days but her brain is not yet engaged, so she has no awareness or responsiveness yet.

Her mum, Carol, from Credenhill said: “It is horrible seeing one of your kids lying in a bed with so many injuries because everything above her chest is injured.”

Since arriving in hospital she has since had three other sets of surgery – to give her a tracheotomy to help with her breathing, metal plates to hold in place the three open fractures on her arms and to put skin grafts on her arms.

So far, nothing has been done to the four bones she has broken in her neck.

Carol said: “The hospital has been preparing us for the ups and downs. True to their word there have been many ups and downs. You think things are going great and then things start going down.

 “I have never cried so much in my life.”

Carol and her husband, Jason, remain at the hospital.

They have three other children called Tim, 24, Callum, 15 and Nikkita, 14.

The crash is still being investigated.

There were no other cars involved and her boyfriend didn’t sustain any major injuries.

In July, Sam graduated from Bangor University with a BA in law.

She was heavily involved in the university judo club and was ranked 11th in the UK in her category.

During her holidays she worked at Credenhill care home and was due to go back there this summer.

Her two best friends from university set up a GoFund- Me page to raise money to go towards specialist equipment to care for Sam at home, when she is allowed to leave the hospital.

To contribute to the fund, go to www.gofundme.com/2uvxye7w