A TEENAGE boy is fighting for his life in hospital after falling off the back of a moving ute in Townsville.
The 17-year-old was reportedly riding in the tray of the ute as it travelled along Mount Stuart Rd around 2.20am.
Police said the boy was critically injured after being ejected out of the vehicle and striking his head.
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The teenager was rushed to Townsville Hospital where he remains today with life threatening head injuries.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the near-fatal accident.
Police said no other vehicles were involved in the incident.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.