Qld teens charged over high-speed chase

Tiffanie Turnbull

Three teens who allegedly stole a Mercedes from a home, south of Brisbane and then led police on a high-speed chase at the weekend, have been charged.

Police allege a 16-year-old boy stole the car from a Kuraby home on Sunday and then took three girls, aged 14, 15 and 17, on a joy ride to Brisbane before swerving to avoid tyre spikes and crashing into a truck on the Pacific Motorway near Springwood.

The driver was treated for a non-life threatening head injury at Princess Alexandra Hospital with a string of offences including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and burglary.

The 14 and 15-year-old girls were each charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle while the 17-year-old was released from custody without charge.