Horror as teenage boy, 16, is killed after being flung from a Ford Falcon sedan in a deadly car smash
- Boy, 16, killed following a car crash near Yeppoon, a coastal town in Queensland
- Early reports indicate the teenager thrown from the vehicle as it rolled off road
- Two other occupants, aged 18 and 16, were treated for minor injuries at scene
A teenage boy was killed after he was flung from a car overnight.
Initial investigations suggest the silver Ford Falcon sedan was travelling south on Appleton Drive near the Fig Tree Creek Bridge near Yeppoon, in central Queensland, shortly after midnight.
The vehicle then left the road and rolled, with the teenager from nearby Taranganba thrown from the vehicle.
Appleton Drive near the Fig Tree Creek Bridge (pictured above) is believed to be the scene of the fatality overnight
Queensland Police confirmed a boy, 16, died at the scene after he was flung from the vehicle when it rolled after leaving the road (stock image)
‘A 16-year-old boy was pronounced deceased at the scene,’ police said in a statement.
Two other occupants, the 18-year-old male driver and a 16-year-old female passenger, were treated at the scene, with the young woman suffering chest and abdominal injuries, according to the Courier Mail.
They were taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital, where both are said to be in a stable condition.
The Forensic Crash Unit are continuing to investigate the matter.
Queensland Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam vision or who may have noticed the vehicle in the area around midnight to come forward or to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
In 2020, Queensland’s road toll saw 276 people lose their lives. NSW recorded the most fatalities, with 296 deaths.