Student left fighting for her life after Wembley car crash

Passenger in critical condition in east London hospital

A STUDENT is fighting for her life after the car she was travelling in crashed in Sudbury on Wednesday night.

The unnamed 21-year-old woman was a passenger in a red Honda Civic type R car that veered of Watford Road at around 11.50pm.

Investigating officers believe after coming of the road the car hit a telephone box, clipped a vehicle parked in a car showroom before crashing into the hedge on the front garden of a house.

The passenger, who is originally from Woodford Green in Essex but is currently studying at the Harrow campus of the University of Westminster, was rushed to Whitechapel Hospital in east London, where she is in a critical condition.

The 22-year-old male driver, who is the passenger’s platonic friend, was treated for minor injures in hospital and has since been discharged.

He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed to return to a police station in March next year.

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DS Chris Osborne, from Alperton Collision Unit, is investigating the crash.

He told the Times his team were currently trawling through CCTV footage captured in the area in the search for further clues.

Making an appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the accident, he said: “A young lady has been seriously injured in the collision and it is vital we find out exactly what happened.

“I would like to speak to anyone that witnessed the collision or the manner of the driving of the car immediately prior to it.

“I am particularly keen to get in touch with a man that spoke to one of the police officers at the scene but left before providing his details.”

Anyone with information can contact CS Osborne on 020 8998 5319 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.