Horrifying moment a driver doing donuts knocks down a spectator as 100+ car hoons confront police
- Teen knocked down and critically injured
- Two police officers were also taken to hospital
A teenager was hit and seriously injured when a car spun out of control while he was making doughnuts.
The boy is still in serious condition in hospital after being hit and thrown into the air in a Swanbank car park in Ipswich, 40 km southwest of Brisbane, on Saturday night.
Horror footage of the incident was posted to social media during a wild night in south-east Queensland.
Violence erupted on the Gold Coast as more than 100 hoons were trapped in a tense standoff with police protesting tough new laws against dangerous driving and illegal street racing.
Young men, many of whom were wearing balaclavas, threw stones and bricks at patrol cars, injuring two police officers who required hospital treatment.
Violence erupted on the Gold Coast as more than 100 hoons (pictured) were trapped in a tense standoff as police protested tough new laws against dangerous driving and illegal street racing
Protesters chanted “F*** QPS (Queensland Police Service)” and “F*** you dogs.”
Video from a protest in Robina showed a man attacking a police car, allegedly smashing a window and then boasting about it.
“I’ve got that window,” he said, holding his arms in the air and then laughing.
A 20-year-old man has now been charged with assaulting and damaging a police vehicle.
He is due to appear before Southport Magistrates Court on May 29.
So told police officer Chris Tritton 9News that ‘The two officers who were in the vehicle (whose window was smashed) suffered injuries from shards of glass and one has glass in the eye.’
He added that “this kind of violence against the police will not be tolerated (or) against any emergency service… The police will respond quickly in the coming days.”
The new anti-honey laws that went into effect last month give police extraordinary powers to charge anyone attending an illegal street racing event – not just the drivers or passengers.
Footage of the clashes (pictured) was posted to social media during a wild night in south-east Queensland
Bricks and stones were thrown at patrol cars (pictured) by young men, many of whom wore balaclavas, injuring two police officers who required hospital treatment
The legislation, which is the strictest in any Australian state, also means that spectators can be charged for watching burnouts or drifting.
Specialized police, accompanied by the dog squad and PolAir, were eventually able to bring the latest outbreak of violence under control and detain several people.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
A police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that the two injured officers have since been released from hospital.