Horrifying CCTV footage shows the moment a 12-year-old boy on a bicycle was struck by a car as two men fled police in Brisbane’s south.
The young boy had been crossing an intersection in Macgregor on Thursday at about midday, when he was hit by the green Holden Commodore that allegedly ran a red light. He was cycling with his dad and brother at the time, as reported by Seven News.
The vision reveals how his body and bike were flung through the air before coming to rest on a grass strip by the side of the road. A street lamp post can be seen tumbling to the ground from the impact of the car which comes to a stop.
In a video taken from another angle, the boy’s father and brother can be seen rushing towards him while the driver gets out of the vehicle and makes a run for it. A young male in the front passenger seat is also spotted leaving the car and jogging off in another direction while strangers run over to help.
Boy in serious condition
Highway patrol officers were carrying out registration checks on Kessels Road on Thursday when they noticed the unregistered Commodore drive past. They activated their emergency lights and attempted to intercept the car.
“It is alleged the vehicle was then driven away from officers at speed before it travelled through a red light at the intersection of Mains Road and Cosmic Street and struck a 12-year-old male crossing the road,” police said in a statement.
Officers who chased the driver said he escaped into a nearby shopping centre.
Suffering a head injury and multiple fractures, the boy was taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition, while a manhunt is now underway for both people inside the Commodore.
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