Coronation Street’s Nick Tilsley will reportedly be left fighting for his life after being injured in a car crash.

Warring half-brothers Nick (played by Ben Price) and David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) are rumoured to both end up in hospital after the accident, with The Sun reporting that doctors will try to save Nick’s life.

There has been tension between both siblings after David found out that his wife Kylie (Paula Lane) cheated on him with his own brother, and David retaliated by smashing up Nick’s flat, which he shares with wife Leanne (Jane Danson) and her stepson Simon Barlow. David also doubts that Kylie’s baby is his, following her one-night stand with Nick last Christmas.

A Coronation Street source told the paper: “With tempers frayed, David causes the car to spin out of control and it ends up crashing, leaving both brothers needing emergency treatment. But while they both end up in hospital, it’s Nick who bears the brunt of it. He’s knocked unconscious and remains in a coma in intensive care.”

The episodes are expected to be shown on Coronation Street in August.