Doncaster dad’s coma hope for teenage daughter

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A teenager critically injured in a hit-and-run remains in a coma nearly two weeks after the crash.

Danielle Stoton suffered serious head injuries when she was hit by a car in Hatfield Lane, Armthorpe, as she was walking home from a party.

The 18-year-old, who wants to be a personal trainer in the RAF, was placed in a coma, but her family says her stabilised condition has given them hope she will pull through.

Dad Paul Stoton, of Harris Road, Armthorpe, says Danielle has been coughing, twitching, and making assisted breaths.

“I think she’s coming to realise in her deep sleep, wherever she is, that she’s had enough sleep now and it’s time to wake up,” added the 46-year-old.

Friends, family and wellwishers gathered at The Mansion House on Saturday at a candlelit vigil.

Doctors at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield hope to begin to try to wake up the former Doncaster College student over the next couple of days.

Mr Stoton added: “The main thing is about the pressure to her brain. If it’s too much then the oxygen doesn’t get to her brain and it begins to rot.”

Danielle was in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa at 1.50am on August 10. Two women have been arrested and bailed.