Teen girl, 17, left fighting for life after she was ‘thrown from the roof of a car’ in the middle of rugby celebrations – with two men charged over the horror incident and accused of driving off
- Two 21-year-old men have been charged after a girl, 17, fell off a Mini Cooper roof
- The girl was one of four teenage girls on the roof of the car for a victory ‘parade’
- Samoan rugby fans flocked to the Alton, Melbourne, Esplanade on Monday night
- At about 11.30pm the car the girls were on turned around a corner and they fell
- Two were injured, one severely, but the driver allegedly didn’t stop to help
A teen girl is fighting for life after she was thrown from the roof of a moving car with the driver allegedly leaving her injured on the road.
Two men, both aged 21, were charged late Tuesday over the incident with a third man, aged 20, also assisting police with their inquiries.
Police allege the girl, 17, was injured in the middle of Rugby World Cup celebrations in Melbourne on Monday night, which erupted after Samoa smashed France in its latest game.
The teen was one of four girls sitting on the roof of a red and white Mini Cooper as cars paraded along the Esplanade in Altona.
As the car rounded a corner at about 11.30pm, the girls were thrown from its roof with police alleging the driver continued on without stopping.
The 17-year-old Melton South girl reportedly hit her head as she fell and was rushed to hospital with critical injuries.
A teenage girl was left with severe head injuries after falling off the roof of a Mini Cooper during Samoan World Cup celebrations in Altona, Melbourne (pictured, revellers during the Samoan victory ‘parade’ were spotted on top of their vehicles)
Another 17-year-old girl from Wyndham Vale later showed up at hospital with less severe injuries caused by the fall.
The other two girls on top of the car were not injured and are working with police.
Police arrested a 21-year-old man from Braybrook late Tuesday and charged him with dangerous driving causing serious injury, recklessly cause serious injury, recklessly cause injury, reckless conduct endanger serious injury, accident – fail to assist – serious injury and fail report to police if person injured.
Police also allege the man was a Learner driver without a proper supervisor.
Another 21-year-old man from Caroline Springs surrendered himself to police on Tuesday and was charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury and driving in a dangerous manner.
Samoa’s Monday night victory against France saw dozens of fans flock to the Altona Esplanade to celebrate (pictured, police and revellers at the parade)
Two men have been charged after two girls were injured, one with a critical head injury, and they failed to stop to help (pictured, Samoan fans at the night parade, not the men charged)
Both men received bail and are set to appear in Melbourne’s Magistrate Court next year on January 30, 2023.
A 20-year-old man from Sunshine also presented himself to a police station in the afternoon and was interviewed by detectives.
He is expected to be charged on summons with traffic offences.
Footage of the Samoan victory parade shows dozens of fans flocked to the waterfront in decorated vehicles and waving huge flags.
People were seen riding on top of vehicles, dancing and cheering.
Police officers were also spotted at the scene talking to several revellers.
Police were spotted talking to rowdy revellers at the Samoan rugby World Cup victory parade in Altona on Monday night (above)
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