Teen fighting for her life after being flung from moving car's roof

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A teenage girl is fighting for life after falling from the roof of a moving car and slamming into the bitumen below.

The 15-year-old girl sustained critical head injuries in the fall on Padbury Road in Pinjarra, southeast of Perth, early Friday morning.

Police said at about 1.25am the girl fell from the top of the boot area and hit her head on the roadway.

She was taken by ambulance to Peel Health Campus and later transferred to Royal Perth Hospital.

The driver of the white Holden Commodore, a 17-year-old, is assisting police with their inquiries.

White car in front of a police vehicle after the teen fell from the roof.
The white Holden was reportedly only travelling 10km/h when the girl fell from the roof. Source: Nine News

A witness told Nine News the car appeared to be travelling about 10km/h when the girl fell from the car, which police said was carrying five people at the time of the incident.

One of the occupants was the injured teen’s brother, according to the publication.

“(There was) a guy standing on the boot with his arms up in the air, one was on the bonnet, I swear they were just hanging on the front of it, and there was someone on the roof just laying there,” the witness said.

“They weren’t going very fast at all. That’s why I saw everything...It’s just unbelievable that something like that can happen while going that slowly.”

The inside of the car with bottles and cans throughout the back seat.
Inside the car there were empty alcohol cans. Source: Nine News

Prior to the incident, the injured teen uploaded a video appearing to show the group drinking alcoholic shots, Nine News reported.

The publication showed footage of empty cans of alcohol inside the car.

Her loved ones reportedly are now at her bedside.

Major Crash Investigation officers are urging anyone who saw the incident or the Holden Commodore being driven in the area prior to the crash to contact police.

Members of the public can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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