A South Yorkshire teenager was fighting for her life last night after being injured in a suspected hit-an-run.
Eighteen-year-old Danielle Stoton was left critically injured and put on a life support machine after an incident involving a car in Hatfield Lane, Armthorpe, Doncaster, in the early hours of Sunday.
Police have arrested two women, aged 23 and 26, in connection with the incident and both have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Danielle’s parents are keeping a bedside vigil in the neuro-critical intensive care unit at Sheffield’s Hallamshire Hospital, where their daughter has been receiving treatment for head injuries.
Mum Michelle, 41, said she and husband Paul, 46, have been ‘kept going’ by the incredible support shown by the people of Armthorpe and friends further afield.
She said she and Paul spent all Sunday night reading tributes on social media site Facebook to each other.
“We had tears rolling down our faces but sometimes they were tears of happiness at the positive messages sent by people and the love for Danielle,” she said.
“We would so love to hear good news about Danielle from the doctors.
“We have been given the worst case scenario but we’re not thinking of that.
“We can’t thank everyone at the hospital enough. They are simply wonderful and Danielle is monitored every single minute.
“This 24 hours is so important.”
Danielle, of Harris Road, Armthorpe, was walking home from a party on Sunday.
The bubbly teenager has recently lost six stones in weight and was really enjoying life, said her mum.
She was working at Greggs in Frenchgate after finishing a tourism course at Doncaster College but hopes to do a sport science course and wants to be an RAF personal trainer.