Teenager dies after car collides with wall

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision in which a teenager died.

Sunday, 29th August 2021, 1:41 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th August 2021, 1:49 pm
Police in Durham are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

Durham Constabulary said that at 6.20pm on Saturday, August 28, a silver Ford Fiesta collided with a wall in Potterhouse Lane, Pity Me, Durham.

The force said in a statement: “Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, an 18-year-old woman, who was a rear passenger in the car, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Her family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

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The driver - an 18-year-old man - and two passengers - an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl - were all taken to hospital with serious injuries.”

Police are keen to speak to any witnesses who were in the area at the time, or anyone who may have any dashcam footage of the vehicle prior to the collision.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Durham Roads Policing Unit on 01325 742705, quoting incident number 336 of August 28.