Coma victim wakes up in Royal Perth

Billy Tougher.
Billy Tougher.

AN 18-year-old man has woken up from a coma in Royal Perth Hospital this week after suffering serious head injuries in an alleged altercation on Friday night.

Billy Tougher required emergency surgery after falling and hitting his head during a roadside confrontation with a 24-year-old man in Alkimos about 9.30pm. He remained in a stable condition yesterday.

Police have charged his alleged attacker with grievous bodily harm.

Police media officer Ros Weatherall said Mr Tougher was seated in the passenger seat of a vehicle, while the older man sat in the back.

“The victim activated the handbrake which resulted in the female driver safely stopping the vehicle on the side of the road,” she said.

“The victim and the offender exited the vehicle and became involved in an altercation. The victim was knocked to the ground.”

An online account has been opened for donations to assist with Mr Tougher’s medical treatment here.

The Pickled Herring restaurant in Two Rocks is holding a quiz night fundraiser for Mr Tougher next Thursday.

Billy Tougher fundraiser

Where: The Pickled Herring

When: Thursday, June 25, 7.30pm

Cost: $10

Bookings (essential): Donna Tink 0400 134 076 for tables of six.