22 April 2024

Teen dies after Adelaide Ave accident

Police at the scene of the accident on Adelaide Avenue last week. Photo: ACT Policing.

A 15-year-old boy has died following a single vehicle collision on Adelaide Avenue, Yarralumla, early on Wednesday morning.

About 4:55 am on Wednesday (17 April 2024) police and emergency services were called to Adelaide Avenue near State Circle after a white Toyota Camry left the roadway, hit a concrete barrier, and was subsequently located on its roof in the middle of the road.

A 15-year-old boy with critical injuries was located near the vehicle. He was transported to hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

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This is the third fatality on ACT roads this year and the second serious incident involving a teenager and a stolen car.

In January, a 14-year-old boy was charged with culpable driving causing death and driving a stolen motor vehicle following a crash on the Barton Highway in which a 19-year-old man was killed.

ACT Policing’s Major Collision Team are investigating the circumstances of this latest incident.

Anyone who saw the white Toyota Camry prior to the accident or who has dash-cam footage of the Camry is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote 7726381. Information can be provided anonymously.

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