According to Metro UK, the woman cannot remember the first three decades of her life after she was left in a coma for almost three months.
The 47-year-old suffered a catalogue of horrendous injuries and was unable to remember anything before the accident in 1999.
It meant she did not recognise her own children, who were two and five years old at the time, and she had to learn to walk and talk again.
The mum-of-two was pronounced dead five times as doctors battled to save her life and she even had to be introduced to her family when she finally awoke from the coma.
Elizabeth had just driven away from a petrol station on August 4, 1999, when her red Rover was hit by another car and spun off into a wall.
Those precious early moments with my children were taken away from me.
‘Both of my legs were shattered and I suffered many internal injuries.
‘Doctors had to remove 80 per cent of my liver, I had kidney failure, and 200 units [pints] of blood needed to be given to me.
‘Apparently I was pronounced dead five times. They didn’t think I would survive it.’
Following her three months in a coma, which doctors feared she would never recover from, Elizabeth finally awoke to find hospital wires and machines surrounding her.
She said: ‘I couldn’t even recognise my own mum, Rose. I could see that she was crying all the time but I had no idea why. I wasn’t able to talk to her either – because I’d forgotten how to.
‘All I could see was this little girl with black ringlets [Sian] and piercing blue eyes that stuck out.
‘Sian grabbed my mother’s hand and went behind her. My mum said “You shouldn’t be afraid, it’s your mum”.
‘But when Sarah saw me she screamed and ran out of the room. I was still in a bad way and I was very yellow. She took it really badly.’
Since then doctors have battled to repair her legs and her severe stomach injuries with Elizabeth claiming to have undergone more than 200 different operations.
She added: ‘One of the most frightening things was when doctors said I could return home. I didn’t know what ‘home’ was.
‘The hospital had become my home. It was so scary. I didn’t recognise Swansea at all. My friends would come up to me and I wouldn’t remember them at all.’
Elizabeth, who was training to be a nursery nurse before the crash at the age of 29, has now written a book about her experiences, and hopes that her amnesia will one day disappear. THINK YOUR FRIEND WOULD BE INTRESTED? SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE SHARE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>