12 August 2021

Police probe Moruya crash after teen seriously injured

| Kim Treasure
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Police allege a stolen car driven by a teen crashed in Moruya on Tuesday night, seriously injuring a 14-year-old boy. Photo: File.

Police are seeking information about the lead up to a serious crash that has left a teenage boy seriously injured in a Canberra hospital.

The accident happened in a stolen car late on the night of Tuesday, 10 August, 2021.

Police allege that just before 10:00 pm, a Holden Commodore was stolen from an address on Vulcan Street in Moruya.

Shortly after, officers attached to the South Coast Police District allegedly saw the vehicle being driven in a dangerous manner.

Officers patrolled the area before attending a single-vehicle crash in Murray Street, Moruya.

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The driver – an 18-year-old man – and his 14-year-old passenger were removed from the vehicle by members of the public and treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The younger boy suffered a fractured femur and was taken to Moruya Hospital before being airlifted to Canberra for further treatment.

The older teen was arrested and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

The vehicle was seized and will undergo further examination.

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A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit, who have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Charges are expected to be laid.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, has information regarding the lead up to it, or who has dashcam footage of the incident is urged to call Batemans Bay Police on 02 4472 0099, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information is treated in strict confidence.

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