| 16.01,12. 06:52 AM |
Teens lucky to survive high-speed crash
January 16, 2012
TWO teenagers were lucky to survive a high-speed car accident after their vehicle smashed into a building and a pole after a police pursuit in Sydney's south.
A silver Hyundai Excel was spotted by police on King Street, Newtown about 3.25am driving in a dangerous way and refused to stop when officers attempted to pull it over.
Police pursued the car to the intersection of the Princes Highway and Banksia Avenue, Banksia when the 16-year-old and 13-year-old male occupants lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
The Hyundai mounted the curb, hit the corner of the Banksia Hotel and collided with a pole.
The Excel eventually came to a stop back on the road.
The car's motor was thrown approximately 75 metres from the wreckage and the gear box was found on the opposite side of the street.
Shaobo Hu, 23, from North Strathfield witnessed the accident as he went to collect his wallet from his car.
"I turned around and I saw this (Hyundai) crash into that wall and then crash into that pole ... must be (travelling) over 100 (km/hr)," Mr Hu said.
"I think they walked out of the car," he said. "They're very very lucky.
"The police car followed this car (at) the same speed.
"The police helped them to get out of the car."
Emergency services arrived at the scene and closed a portion of the Princes Highway.
Police collected two backpacks and a bum-bag as evidence from the destroyed vehicle.
The teenagers were rushed to St. George Hospital with minor injuries.
Investigations will continue this morning.