Burnouts, wheelies and broken hearts: emotional scenes at memorial for teen victim of alleged hit-and-run
- Teenager Jai Anderson died in alleged hit and run
- The indicted man will apply for bail on Wednesday
- Jai’s friends paid tribute on the spot
Grieving friends have performed burnouts and wheelies on a suburban street where their partner was tragically killed.
Jai Anderson, 17, was riding his dirt bike with a pillion passenger on board in the Logan suburb of Waterford West, south of Brisbane, on Saturday night when the pair were reportedly hit by a Toyota Hilux.
Jai died at the scene while his friend, 19, was rushed to hospital to undergo emergency surgery for serious leg injuries.
The motorist allegedly fled the crime scene without helping the pair and has since been charged with manslaughter.
As Tobias Alexander Fine, 21, prepares to file for bail, Jai’s friends returned to the street where the teen’s life ended. There were wild scenes of cars performing burnouts and motorcyclists doing wheelies as a sign of ‘respect’ to Jai.
Tributes continue to flow for Jai Anderson following his tragic death on Saturday
A makeshift memorial has been erected at the scene in honor of the teen who has been described as loyal and “a really good boy.”
“(There are) no words to explain it,” Joaquin De La Cruz said Seven News.
“He was just one of those people who would always put a smile on your face, brighten your day whenever you see him.”
“We will try to stay positive, stick together and keep our heads together.”
Ashley Turner added, “He loved his dirt bikes. He had his future ahead of him. He didn’t deserve this.’
Jai’s shattered family has also paid tribute.
“He was the nicest, kindest person,” his mother Jackie Cardwell told Nine News.
“Our lives will never be the same again.”
Jai’s friends performed burnouts on Monday as a sign of “respect” for their late partner
Other friends performed wheelies on their motorcycles (pictured) in honor of Jai
Jai’s older brother Beau added: ‘He was the most loyal and sincere person you could ask for. He was always with his family or a group of friends.’
“All his brothers will miss him.”
Jai was lucky to be alive after suffering critical injuries in a shooting six months earlier.
It is clear that the alleged driver of this latest alleged incident was looking for a stolen bike at the time.
Polair later tracked down the ute allegedly involved in the fatal hit-and-run in nearby Loganholme, where Fine was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter.
He was also charged with grievous bodily harm and failure to stay on scene.
Fine is currently behind bars and in his guardhouse cell when his case was heard in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
His lawyer told the court that Fine will apply for bail at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
The investigation into the alleged hit and run continues.
Queensland Police are urging witnesses or anyone with a dashcam or CCTV to come forward.
Jai’s shattered friends and family have returned to the place where he tragically died as a man charged with manslaughter prepares to apply for bail