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Details emerge about horror crash in Alexandra Hills, Brisbane leaving couple dead and teen arrested

Heartbreaking new details of horror crash emerge as witnesses describe final moments of couple killed by ‘teen in stolen car’ while walking their dogs – minutes after driver filmed in road rage smash

  • Man and woman are dead after a horrific crash in Brisbane’s east on Tuesday 
  • The car rolled and hit the couple who were out walking their dogs at 5pm 
  • Driver, 17, fled the scene before he was arrested nearby and taken to hospital 
  • The driver was allegedly involved in another wild crash just 15 minutes earlier 
  • Their dog Frankie has been missing since she fled after her owners were killed 
  • Horrified witnesses have described their desperate attempts to save the couple 

Grief has consumed a Brisbane community after a couple taking theirs dogs out for a walk were killed when a police alleged a teenager driving a stolen car mowed them down.

A man and a woman had been walking in Alexandra Hills in the city’s east on Tuesday at 5.30pm when they were struck by an allegedly stolen Toyota LandCruiser.

Police say the 17-year-old boy had been driving erratically through the intersection on Finucane Road and Vienna Drive when his car smashed into a truck.

The Toyota then rolled across the road straight into the couple who died at the scene, despite desperate attempts from passersby to save the woman’s life – while the man died instantly.

Witnesses left shaken by the crash have since revealed a brave pair of men spent close to an hour trying to revive the woman.

The couple’s dog Frankie survived but immediately fled in terror and hasn’t been seen since, while another of their pets was found and taken to the vet with minor injuries.

A man and a woman had been walking in Alexandra Hills in the city’s east on Tuesday afternoon around 5.30 when they were struck and killed by an allegedly stolen Toyota LandCruiser (pictured)

The couple's dog Frankie survived the ordeal but fled the scene in terror and is still missing

The couple’s dog Frankie survived the ordeal but fled the scene in terror and is still missing

The shattered community shared a photo of Frankie to social media on Tuesday night while residents scoured the streets trying to find the traumatised animal.

Frankie needs urgent medication for a health condition and residents have been urged to contact Capalaba Police if they find her. 

One man who watched the horror unfold said desperately tried to resuscitate the woman.

‘My wife and I were there at the time. They didn’t stand a chance as the car took them out, it’s unlikely they even saw the car that hit them,’ the man said.

‘Sadly I was more than just a witness.’

Another woman said her husband, believed to be an emergency service worker, had also tried to revive the woman and was still in a ‘bad way’ after the harrowing ordeal.

‘My husband worked on the deceased woman for half an hour. Rest in peace,’ she said. 

Police say the alleged 17-year-old driver fled the scene before he was arrested nearby and taken to hospital for minor injuries. 

Emergency services are seen at the scene at the intersection on Finucane Road and Vienna Drive on Tuesday

Emergency services are seen at the scene at the intersection on Finucane Road and Vienna Drive on Tuesday  

Shocking footage surfaced of the teenager allegedly speeding through an intersection before smashing into another vehicle just 15 minutes before the fatal crash.

Nearby drivers screamed in horror as the Toyota sped through the intersection, attempting to cut off a silver hatchback before crashing into the vehicle’s side – only to then speed off into the distance.

The driver, who was wearing sunglasses, had been seen crude making gestures towards other motorists while stopped at the traffic lights before slamming into the hatchback. 

A woman who was filming the crash from behind with her partner pulled over to check on the hatchback driver and call police. 

As heard in the video which was shared to social media, the hatchback driver said his disabled son had been sitting in the back at the time they were hit.

The 17-year-old driver of the Toyota LandCruiser was allegedly seen in another wild crash just 15 minutes before the deadly collision (pictured, the teen filmed making rude gestures out of the car window)

The 17-year-old driver of the Toyota LandCruiser was allegedly seen in another wild crash just 15 minutes before the deadly collision (pictured, the teen filmed making rude gestures out of the car window)

The driver allegedly crashed into a silver hatchback just minutes before smashing into the truck in Alexandra Hills (pictured, the footage filmed by a horrified onlooker)

The driver allegedly crashed into a silver hatchback just minutes before smashing into the truck in Alexandra Hills (pictured, the footage filmed by a horrified onlooker)

The Toyota is seen trying to cut off the hatchback before it smashed into its side (pictured) and sped off

The Toyota is seen trying to cut off the hatchback before it smashed into its side (pictured) and sped off

The woman was heard discouraging others not to laugh at the driver who she labelled a ‘d**khead’. 

She can then be heard screaming in the shocking footage as the driver sped off into what was one of two crashes that afternoon – with the second proving to be fatal. 

Finucane Road were closed for several hours while investigations continued.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia ten crews had arrived at the intersection after the crash.

Two adults and a child were also assessed but did not need treatment.   

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