Crash teenager in coma

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FRESH calls have been made for safety measures along a notorious stretch of road in Lancaster after an accident which left a teenager in a coma in intensive care.

The 19-year-old, who has not been named by police, was driving a Rover car along Ashton Road when the accident happened at around 1.30pm on Friday.

The vehicle crashed into several parked cars at the accident blackspot on the railway bridge near Ripley St Thomas High School, closing the road for four hours.

Police said the man was thrown through the rear window of the car, suffering serious spinal and facial injuries.

He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and later transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital.

Two passengers, believed to be males of a similar age, were described by police as “walking wounded.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (05-05-11) for full story.