Two teens charged over serious traffic crash in alleged stolen car

February 5, 2024 8:39 am in by

Two teenage boys have been charged over a serious traffic crash at Garbutt which hospitalised five people.

It’s alleged on Friday morning around 2.45am a stolen car was travelling north on Woolcock Street when it left the road and crashed into a tree.

There were five teenagers in the car who were all taken to hospital, two of them with serious injuries.

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A 15-year-old Palm Island boy has been charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicenced driving, fail to provide a specimen of blood, five counts of enter dwelling and commit indictable offence and two counts of attempted enter dwelling with intent to commit indictable offence.

A 13-year-old Wulguru boy has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count each of unlicenced driving, driving without due care or attention, and wilful damage.

Investigations are continuing.