Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway reveals horror accident with 'distressed' husband Derek Draper | The Sun

KATE Garraway has told of the horrifying moment her disabled husband fell out of his wheelchair in a taxi after it went over a speed bump.

The Good Morning Britain host described how "distressed" Derek Draper ended up on the floor of the cab.

Kate had been forced to call a wheelchair-friendly taxi after a five-hour wait time to take Derek home from hospital by its mobility service.

But things took a shocking turn when disabled Derek ended up on the floor after the taxi went over a speed bump.

She opened up about the incident after a debate about 999 callers using their own transport because of ambulance waiting times.

"I've used a lot of cabs for Derek to go to and from the hospital because the mobility services are very, very delayed," said Kate.


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"If you try to book an official car you can sometimes be waiting five hours.

"He was in a lot of pain, so it wasn't sustainable to wait. We took a cab home from the hospital, went over a speed bump and he slipped out of the wheelchair.

"It's hard to deal with."

Kate added: "I should say Derek was fine by the way. Distressed, but fine."

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Derek has suffered devastating health problems after catching Covid at the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Kate has tirelessly juggled caring for him while working her TV and radio jobs, as well as raising their two children, Darcey, 16, and Billy, 12.

Derek became the nation’s longest suffering patient after spending 13 months in hospital.

In February 2022, Kate revealed her husband Derek could die within three days if left unaided without expert care.

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