Teen fighting for life in hospital after serious crash in NSW

UPDATE @ March 13, 6.00 AM | A teenage boy remains in a critical condition in hospital after a serious crash near Taree at the weekend.

NSW police initially said on Sunday that the boy had passed away, however they have since confirmed the 17-year-old remains on life support, in a critical condition.

“Despite earlier medical advice received that the boy had passed away, police have now been told he remains on life support, in critical condition,” they said in a statement at 8.15pm on Sunday.


The 17-year-old suffered serious head injuries when the Nissan Pulsar he was in left the road and crashed into a tree at Crowdy Head, near Taree, on Saturday afternoon.

He was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle where he remains on life support in a critical condition.

The driver of the car, a 17-year-old male, suffered concussion. He was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for mandatory blood and urine sample.

The circumstances surrounding the crash are being investigated by Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit.

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