This is just awful!
Victoria's Secret model and new mom Yfke Sturm is fighting for her life following a devastating surfing accident that saw another rider mistakenly strike her on a motorized surf board.
The 33-year-old Dutch supermodel is currently in a coma with severe spinal injuries and a fractured skull in a hospital in Naples, Italy, near where the accident occurred.
Yfke walking for Victoria's Secret (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
What makes the ordeal even more tragic is that Yfke — who has also walked the catwalk for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Dior, Saint Laurent, Chanel and more — gave birth to her first child, a son named Alexander, just one month ago!
Apparently Yfke was riding a jet surf — a type of motorized surfboard — off the island of Ischia when she fell off and was struck while swimming to safety. The Italian Coastguard quickly had her airlifted to a polyclinic in Naples.
Words can not descibe how excited we are for the arrival of our son Alexander!! Posted by Yfke Sturm on Saturday, August 8, 2015
Words can not descibe how excited we are for the arrival of our son Alexander!!
There has yet to be word on her current condition, but the model's management company Next Model Management did confirm the accident and expressed their sympathies.
“We were shocked to hear about this terrible accident and our thoughts and prayers are with Yfke and her family at this time for her speedy recovery,” they told The Independent.
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