Loughborough Echo

Four teens in hospital after their car crashes


- By DAVID OWEN News Reporter

FOUR teenagers were taken to hospital after a car containing five people left the road and crashed in a field.

Emergency services were called to Hathern Road, Shepshed, shortly before 9am on Wednesday last week.

The road was closed for several hours during the rescue and recovery operation, with drivers warned to avoid the area.

Charnwood police said: “Vehicle lost control at speed with five persons inside, the majority of them not wearing seat belts. Buckle up.”

A spokeswoma­n for the fire service said: “We received a call from the ambulance service at 8.57pm stating that they were at the scene of an incident where a car had rolled several times and crashed into a field.

“There were four occupants still inside the vehicle, which had rolled over but ended up back on its wheels.

“Four casualties were taken by ambulance to the Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham. However, none of their injuries are believed to be life-threatenin­g.”

Firefighte­rs made the vehicle safe before coming away from the scene and leaving the incident in the hands of police officers.

A stop message was received by fire control at 9.30pm.

The road was eventually cleared and reopened at 11.15pm, when police shared an update on Twitter thanking motorists stuck in traffic due to the incident for their patience.

The nature of the casualties’ injuries and their conditions were not disclosed.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 8.39pm last night by East Midlands Ambulance Service to a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision in Hathern Road, Shepshed.

“Five teenagers were in the car at the time of the collision and none of them sustained life-threatenin­g or life changing injuries.

“The road was closed until 11.15pm to allow for the vehicle to be recovered.”

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