April 18, 2024

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In a distressing early morning incident, a teenage boy was critically injured when an allegedly stolen car he was in crashed near key government buildings in Canberra.

Details of the Crash
The accident occurred around 5 AM on Wednesday on Adelaide Ave, near Parliament House and The Lodge. The white Toyota Camry, reported stolen on April 14, was found upside down and heavily damaged after hitting a concrete barrier.

Victim and Response
Emergency services found a 15-year-old boy critically injured and unresponsive on the road. He was rushed to Canberra Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. The boy was known to police and was on bail for similar offences, highlighting ongoing issues with youth crime in the area.

Investigation and Community Safety Concerns
ACT Police are investigating the crash, which they believe involved high speeds that led to the catastrophic damage of the vehicle. The incident raises significant concerns about the safety of the community and the involvement of young individuals in serious criminal activities.

Call for Witnesses and Ongoing Concerns
Authorities are urging anyone with information about the crash or the vehicle’s activities prior to the accident to come forward. Police are also monitoring local hospitals for anyone else who may present with injuries related to the crash.

This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers associated with vehicle theft and reckless driving, particularly involving young individuals. Community leaders and law enforcement are calling for increased vigilance and intervention to prevent such potentially fatal outcomes.