The sister of a Cumnock man left in a coma after a horror car crash has said the family has been "overwhelmed" by the community's support.

Brian Wylie was involved in an accident near Coylton on November 26.

He was rushed to hospital, where police described the 34-year-old's condition as critical.

Since the crash, on the B742 between Coylton and Annbank, Brian has remained in a coma at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and has undergone numerous procedures - including, his sister Deborah said, having his arm amputated.

Brian's parents have been by his side every step of the way, with Deborah setting up accommodation for them so they could be closer to the hospital with their son.

A fund-raising page was set up to support the parents during Brian's fight so they can be close by whenever anything changes.

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The appeal passed its original target of £2,000 within a day of being set up.

After only being active for less than a day, it passed its original target of £2,000.

The support from the community has been amazing, Deborah said.

"I can't believe the response we've had to putting out the appeal," she told the Chronicle.

"I had loads of messages from people and Brian's friends asking how they could help, and I didn't really know at the time because we were so emotionally drained.

"I was just thinking 'what I could do for my mum and dad?', and that's why I came up with the idea.

"I only sent it to about 10 people to start with and then somebody shared it and it's just gone mental since.

"It goes to show how he's thought of in Cumnock, with so many people being so selfless, especially at this time of year."

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Deborah says it's now just a waiting game for Brian's family, although there has been some slightly more positive news in the past few days.

"We don't know how long this is going to take," she said.

"Even if Brian does come out of the coma, he'll then be in high dependency, and he'll have other things to go through then.

"When he got taken in, he was in a really bad way and it was touch and go for a while.

"He's still in ICU just now, but the doctors have said that he might wake up in the next few days.

"But it is a slow process, so we just need to wait and see how things go."

You can support the efforts for Brian's family by going to