Police Seek Witnesses: Serious Traffic Crash At Ipswich

Police are appealing for witnesses after a moped rider was critically injured in a two-vehicle traffic crash at Silkstone in Ipswich yesterday, July 10.

Emergency services were called at approximately 4.10pm following reports of a crash involving a red moped and a white utility at the intersection of Blackstone Road and Church Street.

Upon arrival, the moped rider, a 17-year-old Raceview boy, was located with life-threatening injuries.

He was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.

A passenger inside the utility, a 14-year-old boy, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

The utility driver, a 41-year-old Silkstone man, was not physically injured and is continuing to assist police with investigations.

Police are appealing to witnesses, particularly anyone who saw the red Kymco Agility 50 moped or white Mitsubishi Triton utility prior to the crash, to come forward.

Anyone with relevant CCTV or dashcam vision is also urged to contact police.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2401164183

The Queensland Police Service is committed to reducing number of lives lost on our roads.

Data shows that serious crashes can be significantly reduced when drivers recognise and avoid the 'Fatal Five' behaviours: speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts, fatigue and distraction.

Road safety is everyone's responsibility. Learn more about staying safe on Queensland roads: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/initiatives/fatal-five-staying-safe-roads

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