The moment they never thought they would see – a mother who ended up in a coma reunited with her son weeks after she almost died following a car crash that killed her two friends.

Rachel Elliott, who lives outside Irvinestown, suffered injuries to her brain, back and pelvis after she was thrown out the back window of a blue Peugeot 306 when it hit a wall in the seaside resort of Bundoran killing two people almost three weeks ago.

Shiva Devine (20) from Belleek and Conall McAleer (20) from Ederney, who were passengers in the car, died at the scene. Two people, believed to be brothers from Fermanagh and were also travelling in the car, were seriously injured.

The 25 year old had been in an induced coma for several days after sustaining life changing injuries in the crash in County Donegal.

Today her sister Donna shared the good news and this photograph, writing: “Mother and son time, to say the least they were very happy to be reunited...very emotional day.”