THE teenager victim of a freak car smash is still deep in a coma after five weeks.
But family and friends are still clinging on to hope that 19-year-old David Bromley will wake up and make a full recovery.
The shop supervisor was standing on a grass verge with his girlfriend in Newport Pagnell, metres away from the road, when a car ploughed into him on March 7.
The driver, a 64-year-old woman, had lost control, left the road and bounced off a brick wall.
Now the Citizen can reveal that it is likely she suffered a medical emergency seconds before the crash.
This week police confirmed the woman has never been arrested or charged, though officers’ investigations are continuing.
If the crash is deemed a genuine accident then police would have the power to contact the DVLA and ask for her driving licence to be revoked.
The woman is still helping police with their enquiries and is due to be questioned again shortly.
Meanwhile David has been transferred, still unconscious, from John Radcliffe in Oxford to Milton Keynes Hospital, where his condition is described as stable.
His coma is natural rather than induced and caused by the horrific head injuries he suffered in the accident.
His parents Helen and Peter are keeping vigil by his bedside.
Friends, including his girlfriend, are also visiting him regularly, talking to him in a bid to stimulate him out of the coma.
There are also hundreds of messages of support on Facebook, willing him to get better.
“Nobody will give up hope,” one friend told the Citizen. “We are all waiting for the day he will open his eyes and talk to us.”
David’s mum, a teaching assistant at Shenley’s Long Meadow School, revealed recently how she talks to her son and holds his hand.
“I just want to give him a hug and hear his voice again. He’s starting to look more like my boy now,” she said.
“It is hard to see David like this as he is very active.”
A keen footballer who worked as supervisor at the city’s Puma sports shop, David had just completed a football coaching course. He had been playing football with his friends minutes before the crash.
Now friends are hoping he will kick a ball again.
“Miracles happen and people come out of comas and recover fully. David is a real fighter,” said one.
David’s family have thanked doctors who have “worked tirelessly” to save his life.
“It is down to them that David is still with us,” said his mum.