Dashcam Footage Captures Crash in Australia After Teens Allegedly Steal Car
Police in Australia has released footage from a dashcam that shows the wreckage caused by two 16-year-olds allegedly driving stolen cars.
The footage from Dec. 22 shows a Holden Cruze, which officers say was stolen, overtaking a Kluger on a highway near Coolbie.
A Mitsubishi Challenger, also allegedly stolen, tries to attempt the same move and narrowly misses crashing into an oncoming truck.
The action sends the driver of the Kluger off the road, and the car rolls repeatedly.
Officers told ABC News that the three people in the Kluger were elderly and were rushed to the hospital with injuries.
“This could have been a significantly more serious incident than what it was, as it is we have three elderly people who have suffered potentially life-influencing injuries,” Detective Inspector Dave Miles said.
Police have released dashcam vision of an alleged stolen vehicle involved in a serious high speed traffic crash near Coolbie on December 22. Two teenagers have been charged in relation to the incident, anyone with further information is urged to come forward. pic.twitter.com/1nUXCPAYeg
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) January 15, 2018
The teens in the Cruze turned around to pick up the people in the Challenger, but didn’t check on the people inside the flipped car.
“It shows they have a complete lack of empathy and a lack of remorse for what has happened,” Detective Inspector Miles said. “In essence there are people there who have been and were significantly injured and just left them there without rendering any assistance whatsoever.”
The elderly people inside the Kluger were trapped for “some time,” police said, reported the Brisbane Times.
A 16-year-old girl was arrested recently in connection to the crash, as was a 16-year-old boy.
They were both levied with multiple charges, including unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Police said anyone with information on the events should come forward.