Pair charged for stolen car crash

A pair of teenagers has been charged for their alleged involvement in a road crash involving stolen vehicles that left three people in their 60s and 70s with serious injuries in north Queensland earlier this month.

It’s alleged that around 5.30am on December 22 a stolen Holden Cruze and stolen Mitsubishi Challenger were travelling south on the Bruce Highway near Coolbie when the Cruze passed another vehicle at high speed.

The Challenger then attempted to follow suit and narrowly avoided a head-on collision with an oncoming truck before colliding with the third vehicle, a Toyota Kluger, forcing it off the road and into a drain.

Both cars then rolled multiple times before the Cruze returned to the scene and picked up the two uninjured occupants of the other stolen vehicle.

The driver of the Kluger – a 72-year-old Upper Stone man – along with the two passengers – a 70-year-old Ingham man and a 69-year-old Upper Stone woman – were trapped before being taken to Townsville Hospital with serious injuries including cuts, abrasions and fractures.

On Boxing Day police located and arrested a 16-year-old Annandale girl in relation to this and other things, charging her with multiple offences including two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

On Wednesday, a 16-year-old Garbutt boy was arrested and charged with multiple offences including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.

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