1 April 2023

UPDATE: Dashcam footage captures final moments of teen pursuit

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Dramatic dashcam footage captured the moment the vehicle rolled. Photo: @kirristammers/TikTok.

UPDATE: Extraordinary footage has been uploaded to TikTok of the final moments of a police pursuit that came to an end at Forest Hill on Thursday evening.

The footage from a rear-facing camera was posted to TikTok by @kirristammers and captures the seconds after police deployed road spikes for a second time.

The stolen Holden SUV can be seen passing a highway patrol vehicle before swerving violently and clipping a parked car before careening across the road, narrowly avoiding a truck and almost colliding with the camera owner’s car.

The vehicle pitches forward and rolls twice before coming to rest against a tree.

Warning: The footage contains harsh language.

The Holden SUV was reportedly stolen from a Nowra address before being involved in a pursuit with police along the Princes Highway in South Nowra, just after 11 am on Thursday (30 March).

Police then received complaints that a Holden SUV was travelling south on the Hume Highway towards Gundagai at about 4:45 pm.

Officers from Riverina Traffic and Highway Patrol located the Holden on the highway at about 5 pm. After failing to stop when directed, a pursuit was initiated before being terminated due to safety concerns.

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The Holden continued travelling west along the Stuart Highway with road spikes successfully deployed near Martins Road in Borombola at about 5:20 pm, deflating the front driver’s side tyre.

Road spikes were again deployed at Forest Hill. However, the Holden lost control after swerving to avoid them, colliding with the rear of a Toyota Hilux utility travelling south.

The Holden rolled and came to a stop against a tree. The driver, a 17-year-old boy, attempted to flee and was arrested in the backyard of a nearby residence.

The teen was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station before being transferred to hospital, under police guard, for treatment.

He has since returned to the station and was charged with police pursuit, not stop drive dangerously, learner not accompanied by driver/police officer/tester, not giving particulars to other driver, and breach of bail.

An outstanding warrant for property offences was also executed.

The teen was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (31 March).

Original Article published by Shri Gayathirie Rajen on Region Riverina.

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