'No, no, no': Mum's cries at discovering son in fatal crash

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A woman who was first on the scene to a fatal car crash has described the heartbreaking moment a mother arrived to find her son had been killed.

Three teenagers in a red Toyota Yaris slammed into a tree on Somerset Drive in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast on Saturday night at around 9.15pm.

A woman who lives near the crash site heard a “massive bang” and ran outside to find the smoking wreckage wrapped around a tree.

“There was blood all over the front seat and the two male passengers climbed out of the car and were in complete shock. They sat on the median strip dazed and confused,” she told the Courier Mail.

A red Toyota Yaris crashed into a tree in Mudgeeraba
The Toyota Yaris was wrapped around a tree in the crash on Somerset Drive in Mudgeeraba. Source: Courier Mail

“The car was fully wrapped around the tree and there was a loud whirring as the boy’s foot was still on the accelerator.”

She said the driver was still alive as she ran inside to call emergency services.

As she was in the house, a car pulled up to the crash site and she heard a woman screaming.

“She was just yelling ‘no, no, no’ over and over again. I assume it was the boy’s mother. The one who died,” she said.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, died at the scene while a 17-year-old passenger was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

The second passenger, also 17, escaped without injury, police said.

Heartbroken dad arrives at the scene

On Sunday morning, the woman was cleaning up broken glass at the scene when a man turned up with flowers.

“I asked him if he knew the boy and he broke down and said it was his son,” she said.

The resident said the spot outside her home is a problem area, having seen eight or nine crashes since she’s lived there.

Police are now calling for anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV to contact police.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances of the crash.

The devastating accident comes less than two weeks after another fatal crash where five teenagers were killed at Buxton, southwest of Sydney.

The 18-year-old driver was the only survivor of the crash that claimed the lives of two teen boys, aged 15 and 16, and three teen girls - two aged 15 and one just 14.

Only days ago, another crash in the Sydney suburb of Beverly Hills saw five teenagers hospitalised.

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