A DUNFERMLINE based Commonwealth Games medallist is in a coma and fighting for her life after a motorcycle accident in Vietnam.

Judo star Stephanie Inglis, 27, who won silver at Glasgow 2014, fell off the bike on Tuesday in the north east of the country where she had gone to teach English.

She suffered serious head injuries and is being treated in intensive care.

Her parents, who are from Inverness, have flown to Vietnam to be at her bedside.

A fundraising campaign has been set up by fellow judo athlete Khalid Gehlan to help pay for her medical costs, with £66,650 raised in just 12 hours.

The GoFundMe page said: “She has been a fighter her whole life, following in her father's footsteps and becoming an international athlete, competing for Great Britain all over the world, beating adversity, competing and winning a silver medal in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, fighting for her country and her dreams.

“Now she is fighting for her life.”

The appeal said that Stephanie, who lives in Duloch, was being taxied to the school where she had been working during her last four months in Vietnam on a motorbike when the accident happened.

The fundraising page also suggests that her medical care is costing £2,000 per day, and continued: “Somewhere along this journey her dress was caught in the wheel and she was dragged off from her seat at high speeds and received severe injuries to her brain.

“For all those that have had the privilege and pleasure of being in Stephanie's company you will know what a positive, kind hearted and caring person she is. And for all those that haven't, just know that if you stole her last penny, she would smile at you and wish you all the best.

“Help her and her family, its sad that saving a persons life is about how much money you have, but it seems that is the world we are in. Even if you cant donate send your thoughts out to her and her family and pass this message on to people you know.”

Stephanie's cousin, Louise Ferrier, runs the Centre Stage Dance Academy in Crossgates and said that Stephanie was due to return home in three weeks time.

She said that the family were “shell-shocked” by the news, and added: “We're all praying; Steph's a fighter and has fought her whole life. We need her to fight and to wake up.”

Stephanie won her silver medal in the women's 57kg event in Glasgow two years ago.

A statement from JudoScotland said: “We are obviously shocked and saddened by the news that Stephanie Inglis has been involved in a serious road accident whilst living and participating in an Internship in Vietnam.

“Steph is a valued member of the JudoScotland Performance Squad and a leading member of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Team, adding to Scotland’s medal count with a Silver medal (under 57Kg).

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at JudoScotland are with Steph and her family at this difficult time.”

The Foreign Office added: ''We are in contact with the family of a British national who has been hospitalised in Vietnam, and will continue to offer support at this difficult time.''

The GoFundMe page to support Stephanie's medical expenses can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/23yq67t4.