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Driver charged: 4WD hit and run leaves boy in hospital

UPDATE: A man has been charged over a hit-and-run crash that left a Sunshine Coast boy in hospital with serious injuries. 

The 16-year-old Tewantin teenager was crossing the David Low Way between Cooyar Street and Bicentennial Dr at Noosa Heads on Saturday about 2am when he was struck by the driver, who police allege failed to stop.

The impact was so severe parts flew off the front of the car. 

The teenager remained in hospital yesterday in a stable condition. 

The 47-year-old Peregian Springs man has been charged with one count of failure to remain at the scene of a crash and assist injured persons.

He is due to appear in the Noosa Magistrates Court on July 25.

Investigations are continuing to appeal for any witnesses that may have been in the area at the time to contact them.


EARLIER: Police are appealing for any information after a hit-and-run crash on the Sunshine Coast left a teenage boy in hospital with serious injuries.

Officers are hunting for the driver of the vehicle, which hit the 16-year-old as he was crossing a road in Noosa Heads about 2am today.

Police believe the Tewantin teenager was crossing the David Low Way between Cooyar Street and Bicentennial Dr when he was hit by a Toyota Prado.

The driver failed to stop after the impact.

The impact was so severe that parts flew off the front of the car, and police are now searching for a vehicle missing its front Toyota badge.

A Toyota Prado, similar to the one police believe struck a 16-year-old boy in a hit-and-run crash at Noosa early this morning.
A Toyota Prado, similar to the one police believe struck a 16-year-old boy in a hit-and-run crash at Noosa early this morning. TTTNIS/Wikimedia Commons


The Prado is thought to be white, silver or grey.

The boy was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The hit-and-run crash came as the Sunshine Coast endured a horror 24 hours of traffic crashes that left a total of 11 people in hospital.

Police have urged the driver to come forward to help crash investigators understand the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone with information can contact Policelink at any time on 131 444 or provide information using the online form.

To report anonymously, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  hit and run noosa police prado


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