A teenage girl killed in a horror car crash lost the “love of her life” in an eerily similar crash just six months earlier, when Queensland was hit by a wave of youth crime.
Heidi Riding, 18, died when the silver Holden Commodore she was traveling in crashed in the Newtown suburb of Toowoomba on Friday morning.
It is alleged that a 19-year-old male driver was speeding on the wrong side of Hursley Road before colliding with trees and a concrete bench.
It has since been revealed that Ms Riding had lost her partner Jemmah Lorrain Cole-Crighton, 24, in similar circumstances when an allegedly stolen car she was traveling in crashed into a tree.
The fiery accident occurred on the Warrego Highway near Helidon in the Lockyer Valley region, just 20km from Toowoomba, on January 13.
Heidi Riding had lost her partner Jemmah Lorrain Cole-Crighton, 24, in eerily similar circumstances when an allegedly stolen car she was riding in crashed into a tree.
Jen Shaw, chief executive of the youth support service Emerge, said Ms Riding was devastated by the death of her partner.
The founder of the Toowoomba organization said she did not approve of Ms Riding’s actions, but said the young woman wanted to change her life.
“I am absolutely heartbroken, I know she has made some very bad decisions, but there is another side to Heidi that was gold,” she said. news corporation.
Mrs. Shaw said that Mrs. Riding was a calm, funny, loyal and respectful girl.
“She had so many demons, but she was so determined to help other children because she couldn’t give herself the same love,” added the youth worker.
Ms Shaw said the young woman was on her way back to normal when Ms Cole-Crighton died in the terror crash.
“She was paralyzed with grief her whole life and the pain kept coming back – she lost the love of her life under the same circumstances,” Ms Shaw said.
Jen Shaw (pictured), chief executive of youth support service Emerge, said Ms Riding was devastated by the death of her partner.
Ms. Cole-Crighton suffered burns to 95 percent of her body after the 2009 Toyota Camry she was riding in crashed into a tree and caught fire in January.
She was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, but died a short time later.
A 27-year-old male passenger was also rushed to hospital with a serious head injury and extensive burns.
A Queensland Police spokesman claimed at the time that the car had been stolen earlier in the week from the Hooper Center car park in Toowoomba.
Ms Cole-Crighton’s mother, Kelly Cole, said news corporation at that time his daughter fought to the end.
She said that despite her injuries, she dragged herself out of the car and crawled up a hill where bystanders were able to help her.
Ms Cole added that her “heart sank” when she was told her daughter was not going to live.
“It’s the most heartbreaking news, as a mother, you can ever hear,” she said.
Ms Cole-Crighton (pictured) suffered burns to 95 per cent of her body after the Toyota Camry she was traveling in crashed into a tree and caught fire in January.
Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Ms Riding’s horrific accident this week, a witness told the mail they had heard the driver yell.
‘Where are you?’ she was heard screaming as he frantically searched the scene.
After discovering the body moments later, the man collapsed, according to the witness.
‘She is dead! She is dead!’ The driver is said to have screamed.
Debris from the accident was scattered over 50 meters near the intersection at Tor Street.
Pieces of metal were found embedded in the fences and a burning engine had been thrown at least 20 meters from the car.
A burning engine (pictured) had been propelled 20m across the road in the accident that killed Mrs Riding
The driver was taken to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries and an investigation has been launched into the car accident, Queensland Police said.
No charges have been filed in connection with the accident, but police say teams from the Accident Forensic Unit and the Ethical Standards Command are investigating the incident.
These teams are tasked with finding out what caused the accident and who was responsible, respectively.
The Holden Commodore had been seen by local patrol cars earlier in the evening but was not involved, police confirmed in a statement.
It comes as state authorities continue to deal with an epidemic of juvenile crime that has gotten out of control.
Queenslanders have repeatedly called on Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk to clamp down on the rising crime rate.
An electrician’s apprentice who was beaten by the king was angered to learn that his alleged attacker was released on bail and issued a desperate plea to Ms Palaszczuk to do more.
Rial Malual, 21, is recovering in hospital with a collapsed lung, five days after he was allegedly robbed and stabbed to death in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley in late June.
Rial Malual is still having trouble breathing after he was allegedly hit with a king and stabbed, causing his lung to collapse.
Only one boy, 17, has been charged in the alleged attack and he is already back on the streets, despite prosecutors strongly recommending that he be denied bail when he faced court earlier this year. month.
Four other young males remain at large.
What is the prime minister doing about it? Mr Malual said nine news from his hospital bed this month.
“If consequences aren’t put in place soon, this is going to blow up.”
“It will be the knife crime center, people will no longer go out and feel safe.”