Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) is to be left fighting for his life in an upcoming episode after he and his brother David (Jack P Shepherd) are involved in a car crash.
The collision will occur after the truth comes out about Nick’s one-night-stand at Christmas with David’s wife Kylie (Paula Lane). As Nick suggests they head home to tell Leanne (Jane Danson) the truth, David panics that the revelation will also fatally damage his relationship with Kylie.
Fizzing with fury, he impulsively unfastens Nick’s seatbelt and grabs the wheel of the van they’re travelling in, causing it to career out of control and crash.
Following the impact, David stirs to life and sees Nick’s bloodied body trapped in the mangled vehicle. Flooded with remorse, David dials 999, but after the fire brigade cut his brother’s body from the wreckage, Nick’s heart stops beating. Has David’s revenge plan actually cost Nick his life?