A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has broken both of his legs, punctured his lung and sustained multiple facial and chest injuries after losing control of an unregistered car and ploughing into a tree north of Newcastle.
Police said the teen was the only person travelling in the Toyata RAV4 when it left Gan Gan Road and crashed into a tree at Anna Bay just before 7pm on Monday.
The boy was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital.
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Police said the teen suffered broken legs, a punctured lung and injuries to his face and chest and was transported to hospital in a critical condition.
The crash occurred just 9km from the scene of a horror high-speed crash that killed two men at Salamander Bay less than three weeks ago.
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Local police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Monday night’s collision and will speak with the 16-year-old driver when he is well enough.
Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.
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