| 07.06,20. 12:34 PM |
our teenagers killed after alleged stolen car crashes into pole in Townsville
The car crashed into a pole, killing four teenagers and injuring another
Four teenagers have been killed in a single-vehicle crash in Townsville in North Queensland.
Police say emergency crews were called to the corner of Duckworth Street and Bayswater Road at Garbutt just before 4:30am today.
A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said one teenage boy was taken to Townsville University Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.
The ABC understands the vehicle involved in the crash was stolen.
Superintendent Glen Pointing said the victims were two boys and two girls.
"We think they are aged between 14 and 18 however we are yet to confirm their identity," he said.
"From my understanding, the person [who survived] was the driver, but that will form part of our investigation as well."
Superintendent Pointing said another stolen car was also being driven around Townsville last night.
"There were some reports those vehicles were driving dangerously," he said.
"At no stage did police pursue that vehicle or try and stop that vehicle."
He said the car was on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash.
"No-one wants to see a tragedy like this, I can assure you," he said.
"It's a terrible outcome."
Police are expected to interview the driver today.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the accident was "horrific".
"There are four families that will be grieving today and for a long time to come," she said.
"It is tragic beyond words."