Teen granted bail after child struck by wheel of car doing burnout

UPDATE @ November 27: A young man accused of performing a burnout before a tyre flew off his vehicle, seriously injuring a 5-year-old boy, has been granted bail.

Blake Jennings-Davey was allegedly behind the wheel of a ute, which had stopped at the intersection of King Street and Morayfield Road in Caboolture about 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Police allege the 18-year-old began to spin the ute’s tyres as he began to take off, which resulted in one of the wheels dislodging from the vehicle.


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It then struck a 5-year-old boy who was walking with family along a nearby footpath outside Caboolture Square Shopping Centre.

The child suffered life threatening head injuries and was rushed to Brisbane Children’s Hospital, where he was placed in an induced coma.

The little boy remains in a serious but stable condition.

Mr Jennings-Davey was arrested at the scene following the accident and charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, driving unlicensed, driving unregistered, offences involving registration certificate and safe but otherwise defective vehicle.

After spending two nights behind bars, he will be released today and will reappear in court in January 2021.

As part of his bail conditions, he will be required to report to Caboolture Police Station five times a week.

EARLIER @ November 26: A little boy has been seriously injured after being struck by the wheel of a car allegedly performing a burnout on the Sunshine Coast.

Police said a blue Ford Falcon ute was at the intersection of King Street and Morayfield Road in Caboolture about 4.30pm yesterday, when the driver began to spin its tyres as the lights turned green.

It’s alleged the rear passenger side wheel then dislodged from the ute and struck a 5-year-old boy who was walking with family along a nearby footpath outside Caboolture Square Shopping Centre.

He suffered life threatening head injuries and was rushed to Brisbane Children’s Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The alleged driver of the ute, an 18-year-old man, was arrested at the scene.

He has since been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, driving unlicensed, driving unregistered, offences involving registration certificate and safe but otherwise defective vehicle.

The teen is due to appear in Pine Rivers Magistrates Court today.

The Forensic Crash Unit is urgently appealing for anyone who may have mobile phone footage or dashcam of the incident to come forward.

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.

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Yep a 12 month good behavior bond will stop this happening again!
Wait for it.