Toddler among five injured in high-speed crash with stolen car

A TODDLER is among five people taken to hospital following a high-speed crash involving a stolen car at Logan.

Police said three men in a stolen Audi A4 smashed into a family’s vehicle on Muchow Road at Waterford West about about 8.30pm on Friday after allegedly leading police on a chase from Meadowbrook.

The police helicopter first spotted the stolen sedan outside a fast food restaurant on University Drive about 8pm, and monitored the vehicle as it travelled to Loganlea.


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Polair continued to track the vehicle as it was driven dangerously through several suburbs, before ground crews laid road spikes on Chambers Flat Road at Marsden about 8:30pm.

Despite blowing out his tyres, the driver allegedly continued driving at speed before crossing onto the wrong side of Muchow Road and colliding with a Holden Captive containing a family of three.

Critical care paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit responded to the scene and assessed six patients.

A man and a woman from the Holden Captiva were transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital, while a female toddler from the same vehicle was taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital.

They were transported in stable conditions with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Two male passengers from the stolen Audi, both aged 32, were taken to separate hospitals for treatment, while the 31-year-old driver escaped uninjured.

He was arrested and has since been charged with a long list of offences, including unlawful and dangerous use of a motor vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs and utensils, and receiving tainted property.

The 31-year-old is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.

His two passengers are speaking to police after being discharged from hospital.

Police said a quantity of drugs and a firearm were found in the Audi, which was stolen from Redbank Plains last week.

Investigations are continuing.

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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I’m very glad they caught the criminal!! Or criminals, as the case may be! Here in California they should use spike strips more!