Three teenage boys have been charged after allegedly carjacking a ride-share driver at a Gold Coast service station before being involved in a four-car crash further north on the M1.

The male ride-share driver, 31, was walking back to his Toyota Camry at the BP Connect service station on the M1 northbound in the Gold Coast suburb of Coomera about 11.10pm on Wednesday.

The scene of the alleged carjacking - the BP Connect service station on the northbound side of the M1 at Coomera.
The scene of the alleged carjacking – the BP Connect service station on the northbound side of the M1 at Coomera.CREDIT:GOOGLE MAPS

It will be alleged the three boys, two aged 17 and one 16, assaulted him and stole his car. All three have now been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle. The victim was not seriously injured.

About 20 minutes after the attack, there was a multi-vehicle crash on the M1 at Ormeau, about 10 kilometres north along the M1 from the robbery site.Advertisement

It will be alleged the stolen Toyota Camry was being driven with a stolen Hyundai Kona when the Kona clipped a Toyota RAV4, before rolling and coming to rest on the centre guard rail.

A Hyundai i20, which was not stolen, then hit the stolen Kona as it came to a rest from the roll-over.

Police said responding officers found the stolen Toyota Camry with the three boys inside parked on the side of the road a short distance away from the crash scene and all were arrested.

A 17-year-old female driver and a 14-year-old girl from the Hyundai i20 were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with back and neck injuries.

The three boys will appear in Southport Childrens Court at a later date.

Extracted in full from: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/ride-share-driver-carjacked-before-multi-car-m1-crash-20201231-p56qyy.html

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