Watch the harrowing moment a hooning event spun out of control as a 17-year-old boy is struck and seriously injured
- Man, 19, arrested after ‘hooning meet’
- Teen, 17, struck and injured by a car
The harrowing moment a car doing burnouts slams into a teenager during an illegal hooning meet has been caught in wild footage.
The boy, 17, was struck by a blue Ford Falcon on Newhill Drive in Swanbank, Queensland, just before midnight on May 6, as it fish-tailed out of control.
Shaky video taken by witnesses shows the boy casually watching the cars before he is hit and sent flying into the air.
A 19-year-old who is accused of being the driver has since been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, failure to remain at an incident and render assistance.
The boy, 17, was struck by a blue Ford Falcon on Newhill Drive in Swanbank, Queensland, just before midnight on May 6, as it fish-tailed out of control (pictured)
Additional footage shows the boy laying against an orange car after being hit, as dazed onlookers move to assist him.
The teenager was rushed to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
The video also showed another boy in a white t-shirt hanging half out of the Falcon just before it hits the victim.
A 19-year-old Rochedale man was charged after a month-long police investigation.
Officers located a blue Falcon at Chambers Flat on May 26 and towed it to conduct a forensic examination. It had been partly dismantled.
Five days later the accused driver was found and arrested.
More footage shows the boy laying against an orange car after being hit, as dazed onlookers move to assist him. Pictured above, the injured boy is helped by another boy
He is also facing charges of damaging evidence with intent, participating in group activities for racing, burn out or other hooning offences.
‘Police will allege a blue Ford Falcon was driving dangerously on Newhill Drive around 11.50pm on May 6 during an illegal hooning meet,’ a police statement read.
‘The 19-year-old Rochedale man was charged … [and was] due before Ipswich Magistrates Court today, June 1.’
Another 17-year-old boy was dealt with under the Youth Justice Act in relation to ‘hooning offences’.