Teens badly hurt 'surfing' on car
TWO Perth teenagers "surfing" on the bonnet of a friend's fast-moving car were run over after being thrown from the vehicle.
The 17-year-old girl and 18-year-old man were standing on the bonnet of a Holden Commodore - allegedly being driven at high speed by a P-plater - when they fell off, police said today.
They were then run over by the car, officers said.
They were badly injured in the incident, which happened in the northern suburb of Ocean Reef about 11pm (WST) yesterday.
The car was allegedly being driven by a 17-year-old probationary driver.
"They were standing on the bonnet and then they fell off onto the road and the car ran over them," a police spokesman said.
The girl lost part of her ear and has extensive facial injuries, plus a shattered kneecap and fractured left leg.
"She will be requiring extensive plastic surgery to remedy the injuries to the side of her face," the spokesman said.
The man had a suspected fractured ankle and bruising.
Both were taken to the main northern suburbs' hospital, Joondalup Health Campus.
Police confiscated the car and have impounded it for two days under Western Australia's new anti-hoon laws.
The driver is due to appear in Joondalup Children's Court on Tuesday, charged with dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I have no sympathy. Stupid people.
Sad, ..... but stooopid.
"This is my car, there are many like it, but this one ran me over"
Anti-hoon laws having immediate effect
Western Australian police have confiscated six cars from so-called hoons, since tough new laws to prevent reckless driving came into effect four days ago.
The State Government's "anti-hoon" laws allow police to seize vehicles for 48 hours from people who drive recklessly or exceed the speed limit by 40 kilometres per hour.
Justice Minister Michelle Roberts says six people have had their car impounded in just four days.
"They've been doing speeds like 128 in a 60 zone, or 144 in a 70 zone," she said.
Road Safety Council spokesman Grant Dorrington says the statistic is alarming.
"To the six people that have been caught, they really don't deserve to be on our roads," he said.
Repeat offenders will lose their car for up to three months. A third offence will see the driver's vehicle forfeited and their license cancelled.
whew... I was about to call up the NAACP!
Always a tragedy when young people die ----------- unless they are organ donors ???
but I guess idiots/morons are universal.
hmmm, half-naked kid on a bike kills himself, teenagers surf on the hoods of cars (not all that new, "train-surfing" was popular in South America (until attrition due to inadvertant contact with overhead wires thinned the herd) and get mowed down...
Every generation does stupid stuff, but is this latest batch trying to raise (or lower) the bar?
(as for Aussie laws - 40 over = 24 MPH over the limit - ticket OK,confiscation? get serious... frikken police state)