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Teenager thrown from car.

Byline: By Justine Halifax

A TEENAGER who was thrown from his car when it collided with a tree is "extremely lucky" to be alive, say paramedics.

The 18-year-old man was thrown clear of his car in a "significant collision" with a tree on the B5013 at Dapple Dapple

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An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles and the County Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene following a 999 call and the University Hospital of North Staffordshire The University Hospital of North Staffordshire is a major teaching & research hospital in Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, near the border with Newcastle-under-Lyme. It is one the largest hospitals in the UK, employs over 6,000 people and is a major local employer.  put on alert.

But to the surprise of medical staff the teenage driver was not seriously hurt.

He was treated at the scene for a back injury before being airlifted to hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service The West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire in the West Midlands region.  spokesman said: "On arrival at the scene, crews found a car believed to have left the road and been in a significant collision with a tree.

The man driving the car had been ejected from the vehicle.

"Due to the extent of the damage to the vehicle, it seems the man has been extremely lucky to escape serious injury. His injuries could have easily been far more serious or even life-threatening."
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Nov 18, 2008
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