POLICE investigating a crash on the A428 Coventry Road near Church Lawford on Monday morning are continuing to appeal for witnesses.
It is now believed the accident happened at around 6.45am when silver Vauxhall Corsa car, being driven by a 21-year-old woman, in the direction of Coventry, left the road on the passenger side, between Church Lawford and Bretford, and collided with a tree before coming to rest in a ditch.
The car driver, who was alone in the car, may have been knocked unconscious in the incident and was unable to make a call to the emergency services until 7.10am.
She suffered extensive injuries, including head trauma in the collision and was unable to give exact details of the whereabouts of the car, although she was able to recall that she had driven past Coombe Abbey on her journey.
Her car, which was not clearly visible from the road, was located by a member of the public on the A428 between Church Lawford and Bretford near to Limestone Hall Lane. The air support unit assisted in the search.
The driver was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by ambulance, where she has undergone surgery for extensive injuries. She remains in a stable but critical condition.
Inspector Lucy Sewell, who is leading the investigation, said: “The driver was critically injured. We are piecing together her journey in a bid to find out why the car left the road. We know how long her journey from home usually took and estimate that she would have been at the point of the incident at around 6.40 – 6.45am. We think she was knocked unconscious for a time before being able to make a 999 call at around 7.10am.”
Police investigating the incident are appealing for motorists who were travelling on the A428 Coventry Road between Church Lawford and Bretford between 6.30am and 7am on Monday 13 June to recall if they saw a silver Vauxhall Corsa driving in the direction of Bretford and Coventry. They would also like to hear if anyone witnessed the car leave the road.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Gary Wilson from the Major Investigation Unit on (01926) 415415.