Teen clinging to life after he has fallen out of a moving car and has hit his head on the road in “joke gone wrong”
- An 18-year-old boy fell from the trunk of a moving car and hit his head on the road
- He was taken to the hospital with “serious nature” injuries and is fighting for life
- A 17-year-old L-plate driver drove a Toyota sedan, police said
- Witness Ken Bagley said the accident was a “joke gone wrong”
A teenager clings to hospital life after he has fallen out of the trunk of a moving car and has hit his head on the road in a “joke that went wrong.”
The 18-year-old Coodanup man sustained a “serious nature” head injury on Delta Road in Baldivis, southern Perth on Saturday.
At the time, a 17-year-old apprentice driver was driving the silver Toyota Aurion sedan with three men, including the 18-year-old, who was sitting on top of the car, police said.
When the car left, all three of the men fell, the 18-year-old hit his head on the road.
The teenager was rushed to Rockingham General Hospital to be treated for his life-threatening injuries.
A car stops after a teenager fell after sitting in the trunk on Delta Road in Baldivis, southern Perth, on Saturday at 9.50 p.m.
Witness Ken Bagley has described the incident Nine news as a ‘joke gone wrong’.
“Two of them fell on the road pretty quickly, then one fell and unfortunately hit his head on the road there,” said Mr. Bagley.
‘It’s not a nice sound, the bang of the head on the floor. It makes me cringe by just thinking about it now. ”
It is not known why the three boys were on top of the car when the 17-year-old student started driving away, police said.
CCTV images show the 17-year-old and another passenger who jump out of the Toyota further down the Toyota and run back to the injured man.
When the car left, all three of the men fell, the 18-year-old hit his head on the road
Neighbors heard screams on the street and ran away to help the teenager, putting him in a recovery position, according to Mr. Bagley.
In a statement, WA Police said: “He (the 18-year-old) was expected to be transferred to Royal Perth Hospital because of the serious nature of his injuries.
“The driver of the vehicle at the time of the incident, a 17-year-old boy from Wellard who holds a Leaner’s Permit, is helping with the investigation.”
Witness Ken Bagley told Nine News that a “joke went wrong”