Joyride ends in tragedy as a 15-year-old boy crashes a stolen motorbike into a brick wall – but it’s what his passenger did next that shocked police
- Two male teenagers have been involved in a violent collision in Parkdale, Victoria
- The pair allegedly stole a motorbike on Flinders street and took it for a joyride
- CCTV captured the pair speeding before they collided into a resident’s brick wall
- Police and witnesses shocked to discover one of the boys was left alone to die
A teenage boy has died after taking a high-speed joyride on a stolen motorbike with a friend who allegedly left the crime scene without looking back.
A 15-year-old and his friend were captured on CCTV footage speeding down the wrong side of a road after stealing a yellow Hyosung motorbike on Wednesday.
The pair rode the motorbike from Melbourne’s CBD to Parkdale, approximately a 30 minute drive, before colliding with a residential brick wall.
A high-speed joyride has ended in tragedy after two teenage boys collided with a residential brick wall in the Melbourne suburb Parkdale
Residents heard what they described as a large explosion and emerged to see a teenage boy lying unconscious on the ground, Seven reported.
Emergency services arrived at the Nepean Highway scene during the early hours of March 10.
Witnesses to the crash said they were shocked to see one of the boys walking away from the scene of the crash, leaving his unconscious friend to die alone.
The pair had been caught on CCTV footage speeding on the wrong side of the road before the violent collision
Detective Sergeant Mark Amos expressed his dismay at the boys action.
‘You’d never do it for a dog,’ Mr Amos said.
‘You’d stop for a dog but you won’t do it for a mate?
‘They should be tucked up in bed at home, doing an apprenticeship, going to school, growing, developing their lives.’
Police and witnesses to the scene were shocked to see one of the boys walking away from the scene, leaving his unconscious friend to die alone
It is understood the yellow motorbike was stolen from Flinders street in Melbourne’s CBD.
Officers are now questioning which boy was the driver and which was the passenger.
Police have spoken to a 15-year-old boy in relation to the crash who is in hospital being treated for minor injuries.
A police spokeswoman from Victoria Police said the deceased teenager is yet to be formally identified.
A public appeal has been made to residents who may have dashcam footage of the joyride or the subsequent crash.
Police are now tasked with finding out who was the driver and who was the passenger of the motorbike