A teenager who was killed when an allegedly stolen car was thrown against a pole was a member of an infamous local youth gang.
Jacob Hopkins, 14, was a passenger in the Mazda SUV whose police said a red light was flowing through Rothwell, north of Brisbane, on Wednesday at 4:00 PM.
The underage driver lost control and hit an oncoming vehicle before he collided with a series of overhead lights, police said.
Jacob Hopkins, 14, was a passenger in the Mazda SUV that the police said he left a red light through Rothwell, north of Brisbane, and was killed when it crashed
The mutilated wreck of the horrific crash is shown on Wednesday afternoon
Six children under the age of sixteen, including a ten-year-old girl, were crammed into the car and two are still fighting for hospital life.
Jacob stated that he was part of the North Side Gang, in the northern suburb of Redcliffe in Brisbane, and posed in numerous photos stamped with the name of the group.
Friends and family grieved the teenager if & # 39; taken too quickly & # 39; on social media in the hours after his death.
& # 39; I can't believe it's real. Everything you were ready for, you didn't deserve this. Always been a second family to you, we love you and only wanted the best for you, & a good friend said.
Another friend said that Jacob was the & # 39; strongest boy she knew & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Fly in the dream time, forever our memories are now stories. We love you, we will never forget you, & they said.
Friends and family grieved the teenager if & # 39; taken too quickly & # 39; on social media in the hours after his death
Six children under the age of 16, including a 10-year-old girl, were crammed into the car and two are still fighting for hospital life
Police claimed the Mazda SUV had been stolen from a shopping center in nearby Kallangur earlier on Wednesday.
The alleged driver of the vehicle, a teenager from Waterford West, 14, was brought to Queensland Children's & # 39; s Hospital with serious injury.
Four other female passengers of the 10, 13, 14 and 16 year old vehicle were also injured and taken to hospital, one in critical condition.
The occupants of the other car involved in the crash, a woman, 26 and four young children, were seriously injured.
A Rothwell resident told it Courier mail he saw confused relatives shouting on the crash scene, & # 39; my children can be there & # 39 ;.
The horror crash at Rothwell in Moreton Bay north of Brisbane was one of three fatal crashes in Queensland on Wednesday
Kimmy Delaporte described the collision as one of the & # 39; most traumatic car accidents & # 39; she had ever seen while Beverley Brady said it was the stuff that made nightmares.
Queensland Ambulance senior operations supervisor Matt McGregor told the publication that all patients who were brought to the hospital suffered serious injuries.
& # 39; The injuries sustained by patients include fractures, possible internal injury, and spinal cord injury & he said.
The intersection of Anzac Avenue and Wattle Road was closed for a few hours, while forensic Crash Unit officers investigated the horror scene.
The underage driver is said to have lost control and tossed into an oncoming car before bumping into a series of traffic lights
It is the sixth fatal crash on the roads of Queensland in the last three days and takes the road toll from the state of 2019 to 83.
There were two more fatal crashes on state roads in the last 36 hours.
Charmaine Harris McLeod, 35, died immediately on Monday evening when she overtook a truck on the Bunya Highway off Kumbia, Queensland.
Her children Aaleyn, six, Matilda, five, Wyatt, four, and Zaidok, two, also died in the inferno three hours away from their home in Hervey Bay.
Joseph Guaresi, 62, was killed when he collided with a main engine towing a trailer at noon on Wednesday in Kumbia in north-west Brisbane.
McLeod, 35, died immediately on Monday evening when she was raiding a truck on the Bunya Highway near Kumbia, Queensland, with her children
Guaresi, from Alice Creek, traveled along Benair Road when he hit Reedy Creek Road in the other car
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