Father of car crash victim left undiscovered for three days pleads for his daughter to 'wake up'

Lamara Bell's father wrote, "I am crying my eyes out. Please make her wake up" after his daughter has been left in a critical condition in hospital after a car crash

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The father of a woman who was left severely injured after a lethal car crash has written a heartbreaking plea to his daughter asking her to "wake up".

Lamara Bell, 25, is reportedly in a medically induced coma at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, after lying undiscovered in the crashed vehicle which was reported to the police in Sunday but not followed up for three days.

Her boyfriend, John Yuhil, 28, is thought to have died instantly after the car veered from the road as the couple were returning home from a camping trip with friends.

Ms Bell’s father, Andrew Bell, pleaded for his daughter to “wake up” yesterday in an emotional announcement over Facebook. He wrote: “Lamara was in a field for 3 days after the accident. She was on her way home!”

“Because of some nice guy that phoned it in and was ignored by the incident room the messages were never passed on. Now my daughter is laying on life support.”

“Sorry as I write this I am crying my eyes out. Please make her wake up.”

Ms Bell has two children, a daughter aged nine and a son aged five and Mr Yuill was the father of two young boys.

The couple were reported missing after Yuhil’s Renault Clio left the M9 near Stirling on Sunday morning. Police and relatives issued an appeal for help in finding the pair on Monday and Tuesday.

Police Scotland have admitted they had received a report on Sunday morning about a car which was off the road but had not followed it up at the time.

Assistant Chief Constable Kate Thomson, Local Policing East, said: “It has come to light that a call was made to police late on Sunday morning regarding a car which was reported as being off the road.”

“For reasons currently being investigated, that report was not followed up at the time.”

“A full investigation is currently underway to establish the full circumstances of the incident. Our thoughts are with both families at this difficult time.”