A BEAUTY queen has been rushed to hospital after breaking her neck and pelvis in a motorway smash.
Darcey Corria, 21, is the current Miss Wales and is still in the hospital with horrific injuries.
Darcey was the first person of color in the competition’s 70-year history to win the Wales title.
The collision occurred on the M4 motorway near Bridgend, South Wales, and caused the road to be closed for more than three hours.
Darcey, of Barry, is being treated at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales for a broken pelvis and two broken neck bones.
The beauty queen, a black rights activist, is being supported by her family and is expected to recover completely.
Miss Wales organizers are hopeful that Darcey will be able to compete at Miss World in May.
“Darcey is receiving much love and support from her close family, who have been reassured that she is expected to make a full recovery,” a spokeswoman for Miss Wales said.
“While the accident will have an immediate impact on Darcey’s preparation for Miss World in May, we are hopeful and confident that she will still be able to fly the Welsh flag thanks to her own personal determination, her family’s love and support, and the incredible team of medics at UHW.”
Darcey has volunteered for Race Equality First to assist ethnic minorities in integrating into the community through health and fitness.
Her biography of Miss Wales says she aims to “work towards equality for all ethnicities in Wales and empower the women of Wales to chase their dreams”.
The M4 eastbound was closed for more than three hours as emergency crews worked between junction 36 Sarn Services and junction 35 Pencoed.
“Because of the nature of the collision, it has been necessary to close the carriageway completely while investigations have been ongoing,” South Wales Police said of Thursday’s crash.
A female patient has been taken to the University Hospital of Wales with serious injuries.”