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Seatbelt-less teen suffers ‘significant injuries’ after car slams into tree

A TEENAGER who seemingly refused to wear a seatbelt has suffered “significant head injuries” after a car smashed into a tree.  

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The West Midlands Fire Service is reminding people to wear a seatbelt after the crash earlier this afternoon (April 19) in Birmingham. 

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Eight firefighters responded to the smash on Holbeach Road in Lea Hall at around 1.20pm.  

The injured back seat passenger was treated at the scene and two other people are believed to have been in the vehicle, but had left the scene. 

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A spokesperson for The West Midlands Fire Service said: “At 1.24pm two crews from Sheldon fire station responded to a road traffic collision on Holbeach Road, Lea Hall. 

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“A fire engine and a Brigade Response Vehicle attended. 

“One car had been in collision with a tree. A teenage occupant of the car suffered a head injury. 

“He was out of the car when our firefighters arrived. They gave him initial care before the ambulance service took him to hospital. 

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“Two other people are believed to have been in the vehicle, but had left the scene.” 

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Sheldon Fire Station Tweeted: “We have just responded to this RTC the back seat passenger had no seat belt on and subsequently has significant head injuries.”  

Featured image credit: West Midlands Fire Service 

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