Teen fights for life after crash

A TEENAGER is fighting for his life after the car he was driving left the road and hit two parked vehicles.The 17-year-old suffered head and abdominal injuries in the accident in St Andrews Avenue, Colchester.

By Annie Davidson

A TEENAGER is fighting for his life after the car he was driving left the road and hit two parked vehicles.

The 17-year-old suffered head and abdominal injuries in the accident in St Andrews Avenue, Colchester.

Fire crews had to cut him free from the wreckage of his Peugoet 106 following the crash at 2.15am yesterday.

He was taken to Colchester General Hospital but last night was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

His condition was described as critical.

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A male passenger, also aged 17, had shoulder and leg injuries but was released from hospital yesterday.

Officers are hoping to speak to him today to see what he remembers of the crash and how it happened.

Both the teenagers are from Colchester.

The accident happened 50 yards past St Andrews Avenue's junction with Harwich Road in the direction of Clacton.

A spokesman for Colchester fire station said three crews went to the crash scene.

They used heavy duty cutting equipment to free the driver, which took more than half-an-hour.

Pc Roger Manser, of Stanway traffic police, said police needed witnesses to the crash or anyone who saw the car in the minutes before the collision.

The blue Peugoet was travelling in the direction of Clacton and had been on Cowdray Avenue shortly before the accident.

Anyone with information should contact Stanway traffic police on 01206 762512.

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