Teenage driver (no seat belt) in critical condition after car hits power pole

News from NZ Police
A 16-year-old boy was last night transferred to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition following a single-vehicle crash in Whanganui.

The vehicle hit a power pole around 8am on the corner of Anzac Pde and Rangitikei St at about 8am yesterday.

The boy was first taken to Whanganui Hospital in a critical condition and was then transferred to Wellington.

He was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt.

Police said the crash was a sobering reminder of the consequences of not buckling up.

The Serious Crash Unit continues to investigate.

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