The scene of the incident in Parkinson. Picture: Peter Wallis
The scene of the incident in Parkinson. Picture: Peter Wallis

Chaos as teen hit, fence smashed by sleeping P-plater

A SCHOOLBOY is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car while waiting for a bus in Brisbane's south.

The 16-year-old boy was waiting with two friends near a bus stop when the ute mounted the kerb, hit him from behind and crashed into a fence.

Part of Algester Rd, near Bannockburn Cresent in Parkinson, remains closed while the Forensic Crash Unit assessed the scene.

The P-plater’s car plowed through a fence and tree, narrowing missing a house. Picture: Peter Wallis
The P-plater’s car plowed through a fence and tree, narrowing missing a house. Picture: Peter Wallis

It stopped less than a metre from his bedroom window.

"I came running up and started yelling at the driver 'Why are you driving like an idiot?' and he was just like 'Oh my god, I fell asleep'," Mr Haynes said.

"As soon as he said that I told him to stay in the car and try to calm down.

Mr Haynes said the driver of the car with red P-plates was "just a young kid".

"This was just a kid who was on his way home from working night shift at Maccas," he said.

"He'd done a full night shift, he was in his uniform.

The teenager’s shoe ended up on the roof after the crash. Picture: Peter Wallis
The teenager’s shoe ended up on the roof after the crash. Picture: Peter Wallis

Upon impact, the teenager's shoe came off and landed on the Hayes' roof.

"His shoe is on our roof," Mr Hayes said.

"It's a hell of a long way; you've got a pool and then you have a backyard."

"By the time I got to the (injured) boy, there were so many people around and the ambulance and police had been called because we knew he wasn't it a good way."

The 16-year-old was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The teenager's friends were uninjured.

Algester Rd is blocked in both directions between Bannockburn Cres and Nottingham Rd.

Police advice motorists to avoid the area if possible.


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