June 22, 2014 9:49 pm

Travel medical nightmare continues for B.C. woman

A Surrey woman involved in a crash while on a shuttle bus travelling in Las Vegas and could not be flown home until a hospital bed became available, cannot catch a break.

Kathryn Hansen was medi-evaced home on the weekend when a bed became available at Surrey’s new expanded hospital but shortly after arriving it was discovered she had $700 stolen from her purse.

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Hansen, who had travel insurance, landed at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) early Saturday and shortly after arriving her daughter, Kelly was informed by the insurance company that her mother’s one suitcase and purse were left on the plane and were now locked away at airport’s south terminal.

When Hansen’s daughter collected her mother’s belongings, she found seven $100 bills were missing.

Although the money is gone, Kelly says it’s not what she cares about the most. It’s that the theft adds insult to her mother’s serious injuries, which include head wounds, large facial cuts and a neck fracture that may require surgery.

“I just started bawling… it was just like the icing on the cake,” Kelly told Global News.

Currently, it’s unclear where the money went missing or if Hansen’s insurance will cover her losses.

~with files from Ted Chernecki

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