Teenager dies after Letchworth car flip crash

A TEENAGER has died in hospital this morning (Thursday) after suffering a serious head injury when a car flipped on to its roof last week.

An 18-year-old man, who has not yet been formally identified by police, was one of five people travelling in a silver Peugeot 206 when it overturned in Letchworth GC on Friday night.

Emergency services were called to Norton Road at the junction with Norton Bury Lane at about 10.20pm, and firefighters used cutting equipment to free the man and two other male passengers.

The three men were taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage with serious injuries.

The 18-year-old man with head injuries was then transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for further care, where he died this morning.

The female driver received bruising in the crash while the fourth male passenger was unhurt.

A witness appeal has now been launched by police, although no other vehicles are believed to be involved.

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Sergeant Colin Jenkinson from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit said: “Whilst this incident happened it may be that other drivers were in the area at the time and saw what happened or saw the vehicle prior to the collision. If you have any information which may assist the investigation please contact me.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Jenkinson via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting unique reference number 791 of October 5.