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Teenager put in coma after serious crash

Teenager put in coma after serious crash

Published by Emma Carton at 8:49am 25th February 2019. (Updated at 8:53am 25th February 2019)

A teenager has been put into a coma after a crash on the main road from Redruth to Falmouth.

Jack Watts broke his thigh bone when two cars hit near Treluswell at Penryn.

However, scans revealed swelling on the brain and the 18-year-old was since been transferred to Derriford.

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18-year-old Jack Watts has had to be put into a coma after a crash on the main road from Redruth to Falmouth: Family Photo

Friend Laruen Riley has launched a Go Fund Me page to help his family stay near the hospital.

She says Jack's mum Sonia has described him as a cheeky character with the best smile.

"Jack is 18-years-old and a passionate Rugby player, who loves his cars. Jack has just started his apprenticeship With Hopley's Coaches as a mechanic, with hopes to go on to become a driver for them.

"By setting up this page with the permission of his family I am hoping the local communities of Jack's hometown will help support both him and his family. 

"Having a family member in the hospital is bad at the best of times but when they are in a hospital nearly 2 hours from home that is where things become difficult".

Lauren Riley

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Jack has been transferred to Derriford and a Go Fund Me page has been set up to help his family stay nearby: Family Photo 

"He has gone downhill so quickly. He was talking away during the accident making sure everyone else was OK.

"They found out he broke his thigh bone but the marrowbone from the break has gone to his bloodstream and caused his lungs to swell so couldn't operate as they had intended. He also chipped his kneecap but they have successfully operated on that.

"Yesterday he became very sleepy so they did a CT scan and found chest bruising and a swell of his brain.

"They decided to induce him into a coma and transfer him to Derriford hospital where they have more specialist equipment to deal with his condition. That's where we are now".

Jack's mum, Sonia

You can read more and find out how to donate here.

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