Teen injured after car smashes into bank

By Genevieve Helliwell

A 17-year-old was injured in a car accident on Kairua Rd overnight.

The male teenager lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a bank.

St John district operations manager Jeremy Gooders said the teenager received serious head and leg injuries.

``We were called at 9.19pm to an accident with a 17-year-old male who was the sole occupant.''

``It was a single car involved ... and it appears the driver has lost control and hit a bank.''

The teenager was taken to Tauranga Hospital by ambulance.

A Tauranga Hospital spokesperson said the teenager was treated and discharged this morning.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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