Yazmin Oukhellou has broken her silence after returning to the UK after a horror car crash in Turkey.
The accident took her friend and ex boyfriend Jake McLean’s life, and left the TOWIE star with serious injuries.
Yazmin was pictured in Essex on Thursday 14 July, where she wore a cast and arm sling.
In snaps obtained by Mail Online, the 28 year old’s cast is shown going all the way up her arm and over her elbow.
Yazmin understandably looked downcast in the photos while wearing black leggings, a black Givenchy t-shirt and sunglasses, with her hair tied-up in a ponytail.
Now, speaking to The Sun following the horror crash, Yazmin revealed that she had to "snap her own arm" to try save her and Jake.
"It was lay there and bleed to death, or snap my own arm to try to save us," she said.
Recalling the crash, Yazmin went on: "We were just tumbling for what seemed like forever. It felt like I was going round in a washing machine — just round and round.
“Then eventually it stopped and my right arm was jammed.
“The car was upside down. It had an open sunroof and my right arm was just stuck behind my back and under the folded back of the car roof.
“I tried to honk the horn with my foot and I couldn’t do.”
She then tried to wake up Jake – whom she thought was just unconscious – with the 28 year old saying she "didn’t want to admit it to myself that he could be dead".
Yazmin’s TOWIE co-stars are said to have become “united in support” as a result of the accident that claimed Jake’s life. She had been lined up to rejoin the popular ITV2 show.
A source told OK!: “The whole TOWIE cast are in disbelief. Yaz was meant to be coming back to the show. The cast are sending their support and they will be around her when she’s home. They just want her home. You never expect something like this to happen. It just makes you realise you never know what is going to happen in life.”
Another source said that her co-stars have been “massively shaken up and shocked” by the accident, continuing: “All of her closest friends and family are there for her. It’s a hard time. At the moment, she’s not speaking to many people as she’s very unwell.
"Although the TOWIE lot bicker and fall out a lot of the time, when something serious like this happens, they are all really tight and come together.”
It’s not fully clear what happened to cause the car Jake and Yazmin were in to veer off the road, but an official from the Turkish Prosecutors Office in Bodrum said that Jake is estimated to have been driving at “well over” the 40mph speed limit.
It’s thought emergency services attempted to save Jake, but sadly he passed away as a result of the tragic ordeal.
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