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Teenager badly hurt in car crash last night

The car after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A teenage driver was badly injured after her car crashed into a wall and a lamppost last night.

It happened at the junction of Enoch Street and Woodbank Road in the Burslem area of Stoke at about 9.15pm.

Paramedics were at the scene within five minutes. They arrived to find the car's front end had been seriously damaged after the crash on wet roads.

The 18-year-old woman who had been driving the car was trapped inside by her feet. Firefighters worked to remove the car doors while paramedics treated the girl.

When she was released, she was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital with a suspected broken hip, and fractured left wrist.

The car after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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