THE mum of a quad bike crash victim says her heart is breaking over the accident which has left him in a critical condition but says her baby is a 'fighter'.

Nick Ferrier, 22, is still fighting for his life in hospital and his mum says he keeps trying to wake up following the accident in Green Lane, Rainbow Hill, Worcester at around 10am on Sunday.

He remains in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham following the accident after being airlifted there for a CT scan and surgery.

Mr Ferrier struck two cars before being thrown from the quad bike and into a brick wall pillar where he sustained a head injury.

His mum Janie Ferrier, who was at his bedside today, said: "Just want to say thank you to everyone of you that has sent messages . I'd love to reply individually but there are so many to go through so thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

"My boy is still in a critical condition but is stable. He is trying to wake up every now and then but natural instincts he is going straight for the tubes in his throat so they are keeping him asleep at the moment. They will try and wake him today and see what happens. Cry emotion x."

She added: "I'm with him from 11am to 8pm. He's a fighter. He's my baby."

On the Worcester News website she wrote: "I hope to god nothing like this ever happens to your loved one. Thankfully no other was injured but the only child that was hurt is my child.

He was doing no wrong but yet I sit at his bedside praying he comes through this.

"I am overwhelmed by all the kind words and support. My world has shattered. I wish I could take his pain away but I can't instead my heart is breaking."

We reported how Mr Ferrier was flown by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

A first aider who declined to be named was among those to give care to Mr Ferrier before the ambulance arrived.

He had been riding along Green Lane towards Merrimans Hill (away from Rainbow Hill) when the crash happened. Witnesses described hearing a loud bang and one man saw Mr Ferrier being thrown through the air after the bike struck a silver Volkswagen Bora.

West Mercia Police had yet to give any update when the Worcester News went to press.