Family thanks community as Banbury garage owner responding well to treatment

Zibi Modrzejewski with his wife Lidia. Photo: Ed Newark NNL-180512-104321001
Zibi Modrzejewski with his wife Lidia. Photo: Ed Newark NNL-180512-104321001

The family of a Banbury man seriously hurt in a fall thanked the community for their support as he responds well to treatment.

Zibi Modrzejewski remains in intensive care in hospital after falling through the ceiling of the unit next to his Modlen Garage on December 1.

Ed Newark, who works at the garage, said the former soldier in the Polish military has no spinal damage and can move all of his limbs so is being gradually brought out of the induced coma.

Zibi, 48, is still semi-unconscious and relies on a ventilator to breathe but Ed and his family are positive about his recovery.

“A lot of people have shown their support, people have been really nice but for us it’s just a case of cracking on with business as usual and staying as busy as possible,” he said.

“But the community has been great and thank you to everyone for your support.”

Zibi was trying to rescue a cat when the plasterboard ceiling collapsed – he was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital by the air ambulance which landed on Banbury United Football Club’s pitch.

His wife Lidia plans to sell their business as a result of the accident but asked for anyone who needs any repairs or servicing to come to them.

Anyone who wants to help should call Ed on 07553 215840 or the garage on 01295 273079.