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Teen gets bail day after alleged stolen car crash causes injuries, traffic chaos


A teen accused of being in an allegedly stolen car when it crashed on a Queensland highway — causing a pile-up of at least 10 cars — has been released on bail.

Police said the 16-year-old Logan boy was one of five teens in the white 2023 Mazda Cx5 when it crashed into a Mini Cooper on the Gold Coast’s M1 at Pimpama on Thursday afternoon.

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A 15-year-old boy was also arrested, but three other teens are on the run.

A woman driving the Mini suffered minor injuries.

The older teen has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Two teens have been charged over an alleged stolen car crash on the Gold Coast on Thursday. Credit: 7NEWS

He has been granted bail by police ahead of appearing in the Southport Children’s Court at a later date.

The other boy has been accused of stealing, burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He has been denied bail ahead of his appearance in the Children’s Court.

Police allege the Mazda was stolen in Varsity Lakes late on Wednesday.

The 10-vehicle crash at Pimpama sparked traffic chaos on Thursday evening. Credit: 7NEWS

The crash caused traffic chaos. The highway was closed for an hour during Thursday peak hour to allow for the emergency response.

The highway reopened about 6pm.

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Source: 7News