Boy fights for life after falling from bike while hanging onto moving car

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy is in a critical condition, fighting for his life in hospital after falling off a pushbike while holding on to a moving car being driven by his mate.

It happened in the beachside suburb of Palm Cove in Cairns just after 10pm last night, police said.

It’s understood the teenage boy was riding his pushbike beside a Toyota Aurion sedan while holding onto the vehicle as it travelled along Deep Acres Drive.


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Police said the teen then fell from his bike and landed heavily on the road as the vehicle, which was being driven by his 18-year-old mate, approached Argentea Boulevard.

The 17-year-old was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to Cairns Hospital where he remained this morning in a critical condition with life-threatening head injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is working to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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