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Teenager critical after serious crash

Three teenagers are lucky to be alive after their car lost control and flipped into a floodway.
Three teenagers are lucky to be alive after their car lost control and flipped into a floodway. Frank Redward

POLICE are continuing their investigation into the cause of a single-vehicle crash in Coffs Harbour, which has left a teenager hospitalised in a critical condition.

Around 2pm yesterday a red Nissan Pulsar sedan was being driven north on Robin St when it left the road as it neared a right-hand bend.

The car hit a fence, slid down an embankment and came to rest on its roof in a storm water drain.

The three occupants remain trapped in the Pulsar until police and other emergency services arrived.

While the 17-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old female passenger escaped serious injury, an 18-year-old male passenger had to be stabilised by Ambulance paramedics before being conveyed to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.

He remains in a critical condition with major head and spinal injuries.

Detectives from Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command as well as Ballina Crash Investigation Unit personnel attended and conducted examinations of the scene.

The P-plate licensed driver was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests, while the Pulsar was seized for mechanical examination.

Police would like speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Information can be provided to Coffs Harbour Police on (02) 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Details can also be submitted confidentially via the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

 

Sunday 2.30pm: HEAVY Rain has created carnage on local roads with emergency services attending to incidents at Bellingen and West Coffs.

At around 1.30pm a Nissan Pulsar hatch carrying three teenagers lost control and flipped into a creek spillway landing on its roof near Narranga Public School.

While the two young passengers were able to get out of the wreckage with only cuts and bruises, emergency services were required to cut the driver free.

The SES were also called onto the scene to assist.

In Bellingen a car has also lost control before rolling into a paddock.

The incident which occurred on Waterfall Way forced traffic to a standstill as police and emergency services worked at the scene.

Topics:  single vehicle crash



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