Boy, 9, critical after being hit by alleged drink driver

A nine-year-old boy who was injured after being hit by an alleged drink driver on Christmas Day remains in a critical condition today.

Police say around 7.20pm on December 25 a vehicle travelling along Jardine Street in Springwood failed to navigate the turn into Rholanda Crescent, collided with a parked car, and the struck the boy who was walking nearby.

The car then allegedly continued through a hedge, collided with a large water tank, and then crashed into a house. 

The house sustained substantial damage.

The boy, from Redbank Plains, was transported to the Lady Cilento Hospital in a critical condition where he remains today.

The driver, a 24-year-old Springwood man has been spoken to by police and investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing.


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