16-year-old in critical condition after falling out of moving Jeep in Kingwood, police say

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16-year-old injured after falling out of Jeep in Kingwood, police say
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A 16-year-old is in critical condition after he took off his seatbelt and fell out of a Jeep on Crystal River Drive in Kingwood, Houston police say.

KINGWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- A 16-year-old is fighting for his life after falling from a moving car in Kingwood Sunday morning, according to police.

Officers with the Houston Police Department said the teen was riding with four of his juvenile friends in a Jeep without doors when he took off his seatbelt.

He was reportedly holding onto a strap when it broke, causing him to fall out of the moving Jeep onto the pavement, according to Sgt. David Rose.

First responders transported the 16-year-old to the Texas Children's Hospital in critical condition.

Police say no charges have been filed.