“Two passengers were running and screaming from the car” 14 year old female driver seriously injured in Fendalton crash

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Apr 25, 2022 |

A 14-year-old girl was behind the wheel of a car that smashed into a parked car in Christchurch last night.

Emergency services were called to Idris Road in Fendalton at 10.25pm Monday.

A St John Ambulance spokesperson said three vehicles responded.

A resident, who lives outside the scene of the crash, told Chris Lynch she was one of the first people to help the injured driver.

“I attended with a couple of other people across the road from my home until the ambulance, fire, and police arrived.”

“The driver, a 14-year-old girl, had not been wearing a seat belt.”

“She had a back and neck injury and was having multiple seizures. The two passengers were running and screaming from the car.”

“One had hand lacerations from exiting the smashed windscreen.”

A police spokeswoman confirmed the occupants of the car, including the driver, and two passengers were teenagers.

The driver was assessed as having a potentially serious injury and was transported to hospital.

The two passengers suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospital.

Idris road was blocked off.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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