Crash victim fights for life

Elysia Ashcroft remains in a critical condition in hospital after the crash on Divison Lane, Marton

Elysia Ashcroft remains in a critical condition in hospital after the crash on Divison Lane, Marton

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A TEENAGE girl is today fighting for her life in hospital after a horror crash on a country lane.

A TEENAGE girl is today fighting for her life in hospital after a horror crash on a country lane.

Scene of the road traffic accident on Division Lane, Marton.

Scene of the road traffic accident on Division Lane, Marton.

Elysia Ashworth, from St Annes, was a passenger in a silver Vauxhall Corsa when it skidded off the road and crashed into a tree on Division Lane, Marton.

The 17-year-old, a sixth form pupil at King Edward and Queen Mary School, Lytham, suffered serious internal injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Ellen Richardson, from Lytham, and Naomi Jones – both 17 – also sustained serious injuries in the crash, which happened as they travelled from St Annes to Blackpool at around 7pm on Monday.

Naomi, from Wesham, was driving and is believed to have lost control of the car as it rounded a bend on Division Lane, close to the junction with Midgeland Road.

Ellen is a former classmate of Elysia’s at King Edward and Queen Mary School.

Principal Robert Karling, said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Elysia and Ellen and their families at this very difficult time.”

On social networking sites, friends of the three teenagers have sent messages of support.

Charlotte Dawson, daughter of late comic Les Dawson, wrote: “I’m praying Elly Ashworth pulls through. Love you always and forever.”

Hannah Dunn said: “Love you guys. You will all get better soon. You girls are so strong and will get through this I know it.”

Friend Talisa Tartaglione added: “Praying for Elly. Get better soon.”

All three girls are being treated at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where Ellen and Naomi are said to be stable.

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