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Crash driver calls on classic car owners to fit seatbelts

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THE owner of a classic car which was damaged in a crash at the weekend is urging Islanders to have seatbelts fitted in their vintage vehicles.

Marcel Jeanne, the owner of the Hillman Minx which was involved in a crash on the Five Mile Road on Sunday when he was accompanied by his wife Jean (81), does not know whether he will be able to have the car repaired after it collided with a Land Rover.

The couple were taken to hospital following the crash and Mr Jeanne was later released, however, his wife – who suffered a fractured knee and bruising – is still recovering in hospital.

Mr and Mrs Jeanne, who live in Trinity, were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash because until 1966 cars were often made without them. Owners of classic cars where seatbelts have not been fitted as standard have no legal obligation to have them installed.

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