Driver arrested after Uki crash

A P-PLATER appeared in court yesterday after crashing a stolen four-wheel drive near Uki.

About 4.30pm on Sunday, a Toyota LandCruiser, stolen from Queensland the previous night, veered off the road while travelling north on Kyogle Road, causing it to roll 30 metres down a steep embankment.

Tweed Police Inspector Darren Steel said the driver and five of the six passengers, who were all from Toowoomba and aged 14 to 16, were treated at the scene for minor injuries and taken to Tweed Hospital.

A 14-year-old girl was airlifted to Brisbane’s Royal Children’s Hospital. “Her condition is now stable and not serious,” Insp Steel said.

The 18-year-old driver from Beaudesert was arrested yesterday after he was released from hospital. He was charged with possession of property stolen outside the state and refused bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court.

Inquiries are ongoing and Insp Steel appealed for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Murwillumbah Police on 6672 9499.



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