UK family appeal for help after Brazilian horror smash

Christopher Peck was mown down by a drunk-driver in Brazil

UK family appeal for help after Brazilian horror smash

A CUMBRIAN family is appealing for help to pay for medical and repatriation costs after a biker was involved in a horror smash with a Brazilian drunk-driver.

Christopher Peck, 34, from Workington, is in a critical condition with extensive injuries after embarking on a dream 18-week holiday last month to ride around South America on a motorbike.

His family say the former Navy seaman was involved in a head-on crash with a drunk driver who had recently been released from prison.

Peck’s lower left leg was amputated at the scene. After being in an induced coma, Christopher endured another operation on Friday to remove the rest of it after infection spread. He is also suffering from broken ribs, a broken right leg, has swelling on the brain and is on dialysis as his kidneys are not working.

The family have set up a crowdfunding page to help with costs after all three of the insurance policies Peck took out decided not to pay up.