CRASH victim Craig Milburn awoke from a coma to find out his fiancée Naomi Confos was dead and he had missed her funeral.
The 39-year-old has no memory of the fatal collision that occurred on St Helens Rd, north of Pittsworth, on the night of October 13.
Mr Milburn spent two weeks in a coma in Toowoomba Hospital after being seriously injured when a light truck collided with a four-wheel-drive and trailer which was pulled over on the side of the road.
The impact killed Miss Confos.
The couple and their children Candice, 15 and Jasinta, 8, were in the process of moving their belongings from the Gold Coast to a farmhouse on Bongeen Rd.
"We had been there about two or three weeks," Mr Milburn said.
Miss Confos called him on the night of the crash after the trailer she was towing got a flat tyre, only a few kilometres from her destination.
"I borrowed a mate's Hilux to go help her." It was while he was unhooking the stricken trailer that the collision occurred.
"I don't remember any of it," he said.
"I'm just glad I didn't have the girls with me."
Mr Milburn's injuries included a badly broken right arm which has required plates, screws and pins in three places and bleeding to the brain.
He said learning of his partner of nine years' death and that he had been in a coma during her funeral was terrible.
"That was pretty hard to deal with," he said.
"I'm sad I missed it but they did the right thing."
He said his children had received exceptional support from the primary and high schools in Pittsworth.
"They had only been going there for a week or so," he said.
Mr Milburn said he and the girls wanted to return to Pittsworth once he had recuperated at his parent's house on the Gold Coast.
He said the main reason was the exceptional support they had received from the schools, the police, emergency services and doctors and staff at Toowoomba Hospital.
"They are just amazing people out there."
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