A car carrying five teenagers crashed into a tree in Sydney’s north shore on Sunday afternoon. It then exploded into flames.
The incident, which is being investigated by police, happened in West St., Cammeray. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 4.40pm.
According to Paul Devaney, a detective with the North Shore Police, officers were initially called to a report of a fight involving four individuals.
They then received a report of an assault involving multiple people. The car that was involved in the incident was also allegedly involved in the fight.
The 17-year-old victim was reportedly assaulted before the incident occurred. It’s not clear why he arranged to meet the occupants of the car, which was later involved in a fatal crash.
A short police chase was then conducted after the vehicle failed to stop for officers.
After the Commodore crashed into a tree, Devaney noted that the driver continued to drive away. He said that the five occupants of the vehicle were seriously injured.
The police arrived and, assisted by the public, extracted the injured individuals from the burning car.
Upon reaching the scene, the emergency services attended to the injured individuals and transported them to local hospitals. Some of the teenagers were in induced comas.
One of the teenagers was allegedly driving the car at the time of the accident. She suffered spinal and head injuries. Another girl had facial and head injuries.
The back-seat passengers included the car’s owner, who suffered chest and head injuries. Two 17-year-old boys were also taken to the hospital with spinal injuries.