Four teenagers walk away from horror crash
FOUR teenagers are lucky to be alive after the allegedly stolen car they were travelling in crashed into logs and rocks, launched into the air, rolled and crashed into the ground some 40m away.
The crash at Lockheed Rd Katherine, occurred at 3am Sunday. The youths were aged between 11 and 17 years.
They walked away from the crash but have been spoken to by police.
An 11-year-old was in hospital yesterday with non-life threatening injuries, while two 12-year-olds and a 17-year-old were released into the care of their parents.
Central Command Commander Michael Hebb said it could have been a very different outcome. "It was just good luck that our police officers were not required to notify families this morning that a child of theirs had died," he said. "We implore friends and families of any youth, that they believe might engage in such risky and unlawful behaviour, to take the responsibility to highlight the potential consequences and trauma that can be felt by so many across the community." Investigations into alleged offences regarding the stolen vehicle and the crash are continuing.