Teen unresponsive after crash, O+ blood needed

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A 19-year-old man was still unresponsive last night in the Intensive Care Unit, almost 24 hours after the vehicle he was travelling in crashed in Cobbs Cross, injuring him and four of his teenaged friends.
Kywanzie Southwell’s mother, Sharon Mayers, first shared news of his condition on social media yesterday morning, saying he was unresponsive and urgently in need of O+ blood.
Donors responded and he was able to have surgery, but up to press time, his condition remained the same and he was on life support. The teen suffered a damaged liver, among other serious injuries which have caused internal bleeding, a source confirmed last night.
Another passenger sustained a punctured lung and was treated and warded at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre up to last evening.
The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Budget Marine while the vehicle was traveling from South to North.
The silver Toyota Vitz, A 54522, crashed into a culvert, spun out of control several times and then landed on its wheels.
It was said that three of the people in the back of the car were thrown from it while it toppled and spun, but Southwell, who was wearing his seatbelt, was trapped inside due to the extensive damage of the vehicle.
The driver suffered a dislocated shoulder and was treated and discharged. However, he later returned to the hospital because he was vomiting. The lone female passenger suffered a broken hand while another male teen had a broken shoulder.

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