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Survivor of death crash on the mend
11:00am Thursday 21st June 2012 in News
A HUSBAND who survived the car smash near Pershore that killed his wife and two other family members is no longer in a critical condition.
Craig Townsend had been in a critical condition at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital since the crash near Wick, on Saturday, June 9.
However, a spokesman for West Mercia Police said his condition had improved over the weekend and was now considered to be “serious but stable”.
He remains in the hospital where it is thought his family, from Leicestershire, have been keeping a vigil by his bedside. Mr Townsend’s 26-year-old wife Rebecca, who he lived with in Wick, was killed in the crash.
Electrician Luke Morris, aged 22, the brother of Mrs Townsend, and his partner Elizabeth Stanley, 24, both of Kidderminster, also died when the car driven by Mr Morris hit a tree alongside the B4084 at Avon Bank near Pershore Horticultural College.
The couple leave a threeyear- old daughter Ella, while Miss Stanley also had a son from a previous relationship Wyatt Stanley, aged six.
Mrs Townsend, who worked as a carer, had two children from a previous relationship, James, aged six, and four-year-old Aimee.
Meanwhile, Worcestershire County Council announced last week its plans to cut the speed limit on the stretch of road where the accident happened from 50mph to 40 mph.
Since the accident tributes have been left by the roadside at the site of the crash. A Facebook page in memory of the three has been inundated with messages of condolence left by friends.
The families of the three victims have said they were all “dedicated to their children” and that “no words could describe”
the devastation they are feeling.
Inquests into the three deaths have been opened and adjourned by Worcestershire Coroners Service.