British holidaymaker fights for life after quad bike crash in Turkey

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A British holidaymaker is critically ill after crashing his rented quad bike in the holiday resort of Marmaris in Turkey.

Muhammed Mubashir Sultan was taken to a local hospital where he had part of his skull removed during a six-hour bid to save his life.

The 19-year-old was on holiday with three friends when the accident happened. They had rented quad bikes and were racing along a dual carriageway.

According to reports on Turkish TV, Mr Sultan hit the central reservation and flew across the opposite carriageway, crashing into a parked mini bus.

According to reports in the Daily Mail, a neorsurgeon at the private Ahu Hetman used a pioneering new technique to relieve pressure on Mr Sultan's brain. it involved removing a piece of the skull and inserting it into his stomach to preserve it.

Once the brain swelling is reduced, the skull can be replaced.

Mr Mubashir's condition remains critical. His family has flown out to see him.