A 12-year-old boy is among six teens arrested after an allegedly stolen BMW SUV crashed into a front garage and put the homeowner in hospital
- Five teenagers and a 12-year-old were arrested following a Brisbane car crash
- On Wednesday afternoon an allegedly stolen BMW crashed into an Oxley home
- The SUV crashed through the home’s gate, into the garage and hit another car
- Six of the seven people inside the car were charged and faced court on Thursday
Five teenagers and one 12-year-old will face court after crashing an allegedly stolen BMW into a garage.
At about 12.20pm on Wednesday a black BMW SUV with seven people inside crashed into the garage of a home at Oxley in Brisbane.
Police were alerted that the allegedly stolen vehicle was being driven ‘dangerously’ near Blackbutt, north of Brisbane, at about 9am and so trailed the car from a helicopter.
Five teenagers and a 12-year-old were arrested after an allegedly stolen BMW crashed into the garage of a Brisbane home (pictured, emergency responders at the scene)
‘In its efforts to avoid police, the car has come into the backstreets here in Oxley and at this stage our investigations suggest that it’s lost control, gone through some barricades here at the park, and then gone into a house and collected another car in the garage,’ Inspector Karl Hahne said.
A resident inside the Oxley home, a man in his 50s, was injured by flying debris from the crash but fortunately was not struck by the vehicle.
He was treated at Princess Alexandra Hospital for chest pains and remained in a stable condition.
A resident inside the Oxley home, a man in his 50s, was injured by flying debris from the crash and was treated at Princess Alexandra Hospital (above) for chest pains
The seven people inside the car were taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital for assessment and were treated for soft tissue damage.
Neighbour Adam Jones said he rushed to see the accident after hearing a loud bang.
‘There were police everywhere – four or five police cars,’ he told Courier Mail.
‘As soon as they crashed they were all out of the car, so when police came they didn’t really know what was going on.’
Another neighbour said she also heard the crash from her home.
‘I had the plumber round and he told me to come look … the plumber said he thought a meth lab had exploded! It was a good big sound,’ she said.
Insp Hahne alleged the car was stolen from Paddington on Tuesday and was used in a series of offences but did not elaborate on what the offences were.
Five of the teens inside the car as well as the 12-year-old will face charges relating to the accident in Richlands Children’s Court on Thursday.
Police allege the black BMW SUV was stolen from Paddington on Tuesday and used in a string of offences before crashing into the Brisbane home’s garage
A 15-year-old boy from Crestmead who allegedly drove the BMW was charged one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, negligent acts causing harm and acts intended to prevent lawful arrest.
He was also charged with three counts of wilful damage and two counts of stealing.
A 12-year-old Kingston boy was charged with two counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.
A 14-year-old Wondai boy, a 13-year-old Regents Park boy, a 13-year-old Crestmead boy and a 13-year-old Murgon boy were all charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and two counts of stealing.
Police have not laid charges against the seventh person in the vehicle.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash and urged anyone with relevant information to contact Crime Stoppers.