Dad is fighting for his life just hours after celebrating Father’s Day with his daughter – following a horrific accident on his electric scooter
- E-scooter driver seriously injured exposed as devoted father and trainee in the craft
- Friends and family have gathered around Jayden Moreton, 24, as he fights for his life
- He suffered multiple fractures in a collision with a rideshare in South Brisbane
- Close friends say Jayden has a long road to recovery and things are about to change
A young father is fighting for his life after being hit by an Uber while riding his e-scooter to work.
Jayden Moreton, 24, remains in an induced coma with brain swelling and bleeding at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane
The construction intern and father-of-one was on his way to work on his e-scooter at the Queens Wharf construction site early Monday when he collided with a passenger car at an intersection in South Brisbane.
Shattered friends have detailed the extensive injuries as they stand guard by his hospital bed and pray that he will make a full recovery.
Both legs are broken, along with fractures in his face, neck and spine.
Doctors were unable to assess the full extent of Mr. Morton’s injuries due to the immense strain currently being placed on his body.
Jayden Moreton was seriously injured with his baby daughter Mercedes (pictured) just hours after celebrating Father’s Day on Monday.
April Copeland told Daily Mail Australia her friend’s condition was still “very critical” as of Thursday.
Another close friend, Nathan Cale, described his companion as a hardworking, generous, and loving father.
Hours before the accident, Mr Moreton was celebrating Father’s Day with his five-year-old daughter Mercedes.
He is also considered a former professional scooter rider who successfully completed the Kokoda Trail as a teenager.
Mr Moreton had recently started an internship at Australian Post-Tensioning, where he quickly became a popular colleague.
“Jayden is a valued and respected employee of AusPT and has made a lasting impression on those who have the opportunity to work with him,” the company said Thursday.
We ask that you keep Jayden and his young daughter in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
‘We all love you Jayden.’
Construction trainee Jayden Moreton suffered staggering injuries, including multiple fractures
Jayden Moreton is in critical condition after being involved in a collision at work Monday. The picture shows his mutilated e-scooter at the scene of the crime
Ms Copeland has set up an online fundraiser to ease the financial burden on Mr Moreton and his family, who have raised more than $5000 in three days.
“He’s one of the nicest, kindest people you could ever meet,” she wrote.
“Anyone who loves him is praying that he wakes up from this coma. If he does that, it will be very different and hard for him for a long time to come.
His family and friends have been by his bedside since the incident. No one is coping well with this, any help is greatly appreciated.
‘Jay is such a hard worker and it’s going to be an extremely long recovery!’
Forensic Crash Unit officers are still investigating the cause of the crash at the intersection of Edmondstone and Melbourne Streets, just after 5.30am Monday.
The passenger was unharmed in the accident and provided first aid to the injured passenger until emergency services arrived.
Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with a dashcam view of the crash or the moments before it to come forward.
Friends have gathered around Jayden Moreton and his family as his fight for life continues