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Learner driver involved in road accident with JCB

A learner driver was airlifted to hospital with whiplash injuries after a collision with a JCB, newspapers in the North East have reported.

The novice driver, believed to be a female in her late teens, collided with the piece of plant equipment on the outskirts of Hartlepool and three other cars then smashed into the mangled wreckage of the road accident.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and initially thought that the learner driver may have suffered serious neck injuries and so summoned an air ambulance to take her to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital. However, further examination by doctors at the hospital revealed that she was suffering from whiplash and had not sustained spinal cord injuries.

The driver of the JCB was shaken by the road traffic accident but was unhurt. He told reporters: "It all happened in slow motion. I've been very lucky. I hope the girl is okay."

It is not yet known if any personal injury claims for whiplash compensation are to be made as a result of the car accident.


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