P-plate driver, 18, is killed as his car slams into a tree while delivering Dominos Pizza – as harrowing details emerge of how loved one yelling ‘no, no, no’ frantically tried to save him
- Alex Edwards, 18, died when his Toyota Yaris left the road while delivering pizzas
- His two passengers, 17, were treated at Gold Coast Hospital for minor injuries
- A neighbour on the street said she’s witnessed cars flip onto her lawn at the spot
A teenager has died in a car accident while delivering pizza as horrified bystanders relive the moment they found the ‘smoking wreckage’ of his vehicle.
Alex Edwards, 18, was killed when his Toyota Yaris slammed into a tree on Somerset Drive at 9.15pm on Saturday while he was on his delivery shift for Dominos at Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast.
A woman who lives near the crash site said she heard a woman screaming while standing by the mangled vehicle.
‘She was just yelling no, no, no over and over again,’ the local told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Alex Edwards (pictured), 18, was killed when his car left the road about 9.15pm on Saturday
Alex Edwards, 18, was killed when his Toyota Yaris hit a tree while he was on his pizza delivery run (pictured)
‘I assume it was the boy’s mother. The one who died.’
‘There was a loud whirring as the boy’s foot was still on the accelerator,’ the resident added.
‘I ran inside and called the ambulance and the driver was still alive at that stage.’
The victim’s heartbroken parents were at the scene on Monday reading cards from floral tributes and items placed at the base of the tree he struck – including a P-plate.
‘We never expected anything like this to happen to our baby boy,’ Alex’s father said.
Friends have written heartfelt tributes online, and left photos and flowers at the scene of the crash (pictured)
His mother broke down on the grass crying as she read the emotional notes at the scene: ‘Long will you be missed. You never failed to put smiles on all our faces’.
She was later seen being comforted by a local resident of the street .
Friends have posted heartfelt tributes to the teenager online and left photos at side of the road where he died.
‘Rest in peace Alex, you’ll be missed by everyone,’ one friend wrote.
‘I always will remember our classes together,’ another said.
A local at Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba (pictured) said there have been nine crashes on her ‘just metres’ from her house
The two passengers, both 17, managed to crawl away from the wreck, bloodied and bruised but with no major injuries. They were treated at Gold Coast Hospital on the weekend.
A neighbour said the spot was notorious for vehicle crashes and she had witnessed nine just metres from her front door.
‘We’ve had cars flip right outside our driveway and we even had a person crash through our fence… we asked LNP State MP Ros Bates to install a guardrail (and) thankfully she has.’
The street has a 70km/h speed limit and it has not been confirmed if speed was a factor in the crash.
An investigation by Queensland Police is ongoing.