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Man injured in terrifying Coventry van robbery wakes up from coma and holds wife's hand

Felix Nobes 12th Dec, 2018

A MAN critically injured after robbers drove away in his Transit van – with him clinging to the windscreen – has awoken from a coma.

And fundraising pages have raised about £3,500 for him.

Victim Oleg Madan, aged 30, is an Amazon Delivery driver from Northampton.

He was delivering in Coventry on Monday, November 19 when his van was stolen, despite his resistance.

Distressing footage had emerged on Facebook showing Oleg sprawled across the front of the windscreen while it was travelling at high speed.

He can be heard crying out for help as the van approaches a turn in the road.

He was later seen on the ground being helped by passers-by after the van drove off.

Police are still hunting for the thieves and are appealing to the public for information.

They were called to the junction of Caludon Road and Swan Lane where they found Oleg in a critical condition.

Police later located the burnt out van on Lentons Lane, Coventry.

Oleg had been in a coma since the incident but the Amazon Delivery Drivers UK Facebook page confirmed Oleg had awoken.

It posted: “Oleg woke up today, he recognised his wife and held her hand. I’ll let you know more as I get it.

“Thank you for all the best wishes and kind comments.”

A page set up on GoFundMe just over two weeks ago says: “Mr Oleg Madan is a delivery driver, he fought back when his van was stolen in Coventry on November 19, he held on to the windscreen and bonnet while the vehicle was driven off at speed.

“I want to raise money for him to hopefully assist him if he gets through this terrible incident.

“He is self-employed so he has not any other income.

“Help me and support Oleg and his family by donating anything you have spare. Good bless you all.”

At the time of the incident, detective sergeant Andy Malin from force CID said: “A man who was just going about his daily job has been left seriously injured and it’s important that we find who is responsible as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 any time, or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log number 1040 from November 19.

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