Cellist almost loses arm to blindsided truckmain
An orchestral cellist, Laura Armstrong, has told a London court how surgeons almost amputed her arm after it was trapped and wrecked by a turning truck.
Laura, 25, was cycling in east London, on her way to meet friends for lunch.
She was studying for a masters at the time with Raphael Wallfisch.
She said: “I have very little feeling in my right hand and limited movement in my arm and my greatest challenge is not knowing what the future holds for my career and if I will be able to become a cellist.
“I have an incredible professor, Raphael Wallfisch, and the Royal College of Music has helped me throughout my recovery. Music is hugely important to me so I am determined to keep trying.”
Let us hope she recovers.
What a horrible mishap for a musician to undergo. Being an “Armstrong”, she will most likely recover….
I wish her well too!
That is so terrible!! I’m so sorry this must happen to a young aspiring string player! From my hart, I wish all the best and patience with the recovery process!
This is a really tough situation for Laura – my sympathy goes to her.
It must be the sword of Damocles hanging over every professional player.
Even as an amateur musician I dread an injury which would stop me playing.
How awful. I hope she recovers.