Brisbane crash: Teens left fighting for life after fiery crash

Pictured: Teens left fighting for life after fiery crash in ‘stolen’ car: ‘My baby girl… I hope you pull through this’

  • Two teen boys and a teen girl are fighting for life after a crash near Brisbane 
  • The single vehicle smash occurred at Brightview with car bursting into flames 
  • Cassie Battisson, 17, and 15-year-old Tyson Brehm were in the car at the time

Two teenagers left fighting for life after crashing an allegedly stolen vehicle west of Brisbane have been identified.

The car is believed to have gone off the road in Brightview, about an hour’s drive west of the city at 6am, striking a pole and bursting into flames on impact.

Seventeen-year-old Cassie Battisson and 15-year-old Tyson Brehm are thought to have been in the car at the time of the crash, along with another unnamed teen understood to be Cassie’s 15-year-old brother.

Cassie was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, alongside the boy thought to be her brother. She is currently in a stable but critical, condition.

Tyson was take to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, also in critical condition.

Seventeen-year-old Cassie Battisson is thought to have been in the car at the time of the crash, along with her 15-year-old brother

Seventeen-year-old Cassie Battisson is thought to have been in the car at the time of the crash, along with her 15-year-old brother

Tyson Brehm is also thought to have been in the crash and is currently in a critical condition

Tyson Brehm is also thought to have been in the crash and is currently in a critical condition

Two teenage boys and a teenage girl are fighting for life after a car crash west of Brisbane. The car is believed to have gone off the road in Brightview, about an hour's drive west of the city, about 6.03am, striking a pole and bursting into flames on impact

Two teenage boys and a teenage girl are fighting for life after a car crash west of Brisbane. The car is believed to have gone off the road in Brightview, about an hour’s drive west of the city, about 6.03am, striking a pole and bursting into flames on impact

Queensland Police say a Mazda CX9 was allegedly stolen from an address in Clayfield overnight. The occupants, two 15-year-old boys and a 17-year-old girl were all taken to hospital

Queensland Police say a Mazda CX9 was allegedly stolen from an address in Clayfield overnight. The occupants, two 15-year-old boys and a 17-year-old girl were all taken to hospital

A close family friend to Cassie, Bree Berg, told the Courier Mail she was devastated.

‘No freaking way Cassie my baby girl,’ Ms Berg said. ‘My heart is broken.

‘Tyson and Cass (you) are strong I hope (you) pull through this … I love you both with all my heart.

‘Please I can’t believe it I don’t know what I’d do without (you) in my life please be okay.’

Ms Berg added that Tyson had just lost his father.

Queensland Police say a Mazda CX9 was allegedly stolen from an address in Clayfield overnight. 

The teenagers were treated for serious head, limb and abdominal injuries.

The single vehicle crash occurred on Tuesday morning at the intersection of Brightview Road and Brightview District Road while the car was attempting to overtake a truck.

Queensland Police say at least one person sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash.

The teenage girl was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition

The teenage girl was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition

Queensland Police say at least one person sustained life threating injuries in the crash. In a statement, Queensland Ambulance said two are in a critical condition and one is in a serious but stable condition

Queensland Police say at least one person sustained life threating injuries in the crash. In a statement, Queensland Ambulance said two are in a critical condition and one is in a serious but stable condition 

In a statement, Queensland Ambulance said two are in a critical condition and one is in a serious but stable condition. 

Off-duty nurse Angeline Martin lives around the corner from the crash site and she told The Courier Mail she heard a ‘bang bang’ causing her to run outside and saw the car engulfed in flames.

Ms Martin said farmers rescued the occupants of the vehicle and by the time she got to them they were lying on the side of the road ‘confused’.

‘The girl was asking for her brother so I put her head in my lap and said ‘your brother is okay, help it on its way’,’ Ms Martin said.

‘I’m not sure whether it was her brother but one of the boys was crying out for help – both his legs were smashed.’

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating. 

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