14yo boy arrested following shocking crash

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a teenage boy as their investigation into a crash in Hampton Park continues.

Investigators have been told a gold Nissan Maxima lost control at a roundabout and struck a pole at the corner of Ralph Crescent and Cornell Place about 5.30pm on Tuesday (4 September).

The car had been reported stolen from a Springvale address on 30 August.

A 15-year-old Cranbourne girl who was in the car was taken to hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

Three other occupants, a 15-year-old Cranbourne East boy, 13-year-old Cranbourne girl and 14-year-old Cranbourne North boy, sustained minor injuries.

The Cranbourne North boy was last night charged with theft of motor vehicle and is appearing before a children’s court.

A fifth teenager, a 14-year-old Hampton Park boy, was arrested shortly after the incident and has been released pending further enquiries.

Detectives are yet to establish who was driving the vehicle and the investigation is ongoing.

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision, has dash cam footage or saw the car driving prior to the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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