UPDATE: Dursley Rugby Club player remains in critical condition after collision
A DURSLEY Rugby Club player who was left in a critical condition after a car collided with a bench in the town has been described as "not out of the woods yet".
The 19-year-old from Berkeley suffered serious neck injuries in the incident in which a grey Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin came off Dursley Road in Sandpits at around 4.50am on Sunday, September 15.
Three ambulances were sent to the scene and he was taken to Frenchay Hospital with injuries described at the time as "life threatening".
No other vehicle was involved.
The family of the former Wycliffe College student have asked the Gazette that his name is not reported until a prognosis has been given.
Chairman of the rugby club, Simon Bilous, said he has been in touch with the family and saw them on Saturday, September 21.
"There hasn’t been much change to be honest. I think it is early days yet," he said.
"He is more stable than he was. Everyday he is getting stronger. When I was last there he wasn’t out of the woods yet."
A spokesman for North Bristol NHS Trust said the patient remains in a critical but stable condition.
An 18-year-old woman from Dursley was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following the collision. She has been bailed to return to the police station on Thursday, December 5, pending further enquiries.
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