Friends of a young driver who almost died in a horror Huddersfield car crash are raising money for the emergency service which saved him.

Scott Remmer, 21, from Shelley, is now learning to walk and talk again, five months after the crash which left him with a bleed on the brain.

Friends and work colleagues from the Five Bar club in Huddersfield say he would have died if it hadn’t been for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which flew him to the Leeds General Infirmary after the crash on the A629 Penistone Road in Kirkburton.

Jordan Clark, who works at Five Bar, said: “He was treated at the scene and then taken to the LGI.

Young driver airlifted to hospital after smash in Penistone Road, Kirkburton

“He had a bleed on the brain which caused the problems.

“He is in rehab now and is learning to walk and talk again, and he is making very good progress.

“He is a popular lad who has been working with us for about a year.

Flyer for the Scott Remmer fund raiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Five Bar

“Some people are taking part in a charity run in a couple of weeks time, and we just thought it would be nice to do something as well.

“Without the air ambulance it would have been a very different story and we are keen to raise money for them, and also to raise awareness of the great work they do.

“Without a doubt, they saved Scott’s life.

“I worked away in Magaluf for a while and that’s where I first met Scott, who was working out there.

“When he came back home he got a job at Five Bar.”

Staff will be wearing special T shirts at the bar on Friday night, for the fund raising event which starts at 9pm.

There will be offers on some drinks, two DJs, and collection buckets will be dotted around to raise cash for the air ambulance charity.

Scott was freed from his car by firefighters before being airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after the crash which happened in February.

A629 Penistone Road closed at North Road, Kirkburton, following serious two vehicle accident.

He suffered serious head and internal injuries and had an open fracture of the leg.

He was trapped in his Renault Clio after a collision with a flat-backed Fiat Ducato van.

Paramedics were the first on the scene and they called for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which landed nearby while fire crews were working to release Scott.

It took around 20 minutes to free him from the wreckage.

He was then treated at the scene before being airlifted to the LGI.