Queensland Fire Service personnel and police inspect the vehicle after it crashed into a Jupiter Street home last night.
Queensland Fire Service personnel and police inspect the vehicle after it crashed into a Jupiter Street home last night.

Fourteen year old driver causes mayhem

GLADSTONE police were last night questioning a 14-year-old girl after the car she was driving crashed into a home in Jupiter Street.

Gladstone police Sergeant Marcus Cryer said while investigations were continuing it was believed the girl was skylarking before the incident which happened about 5.35pm.

Sgt Cryer said the girl had a 14-year-old passenger with her in the car at the time of the accident.

He said the driver was later transported to Gladstone Hospital with a suspected broken leg.

"At this stage we're still trying to ascertain how she got access to the car but it is believed it belonged to a relative,'' Sgt Cryer said.

According to witnesses on the scene the car was seen swerving across the street before hitting the gutter on the opposite side of the road.

The witness said it then crossed back to the other side of the street where it mounted the gutter and collided with the house after driving off a retaining wall.

The witness also claimed he and others riding their bikes down the street were almost run over by the car.

"She came around the corner and nearly hit us, but swerved and missed and then hit the gutter then went up the gutter on the other side and hit the house,'' the witness said.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Services Gladstone station officer Barry Maluga said retrieving the car was proving difficult. Ergon Energy was on scene last night after damaged power lines to the house were discovered.



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