Hoon alley: Another mad Saturday night
By LUKE KEIOSKIE
A TEENAGER is in hospital with head injuries after the car he was a passenger in smashed into a tree in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Emergency services attended the scene at the corner of Beryl Street and Gallipoli Road in Coffs Harbour about 2.30am on Sunday to find the driver, 17, trapped in the wreckage while his passenger, 16, was out of the car.
The passenger, who was suffering from a forehead laceration, was described by one witness as looking like he had 'lost a piece of his head'.
A Police spokesperson said the Holden station wagon was travelling east on Beryl Street when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.
The driver sustained seatbelt related injuries and a sore ankle while the passenger, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, suffered an injury after his head hit the windscreen.
The SES used a backboard to get the driver out of the car.
Ambulance officers transported the teenagers to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital and reported that the passenger was stable.
Inquiries into the accident are continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Coffs Harbour police, 6652 0299.