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Boy accused of crashing stolen car with five passengers inside charged as two boys fight for life

A 12-year-old boy has been accused of crashing a stolen van with five other children inside it – leaving two 10-year-olds fighting for their lives in hospital.

The 12-year-old allegedly crashed a stolen Toyota Tarago mini-van on Ross River Road in Kirwan, Townsville about 7am on Wednesday.

He lost control of the van and it rolled onto its roof. Six people, all aged between 10 and 14, were treated by paramedics for injuries at the scene of the crash.

The 12-year-old allegedly crashed a stolen Toyota Taraho mini-van (pictured) on Ross River Road in Kirwan, Townsville about 7am on Wednesday

The 12-year-old allegedly crashed a stolen Toyota Taraho mini-van (pictured) on Ross River Road in Kirwan, Townsville about 7am on Wednesday

Two 10-year-old boys were taken to hospital in a critical condition.

An 11-year-old girl and three boys aged between 11 and 14 were also passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash. 

The van was allegedly stolen from a neighbourhood near the scene of the crash, the ABC reported. 

He lost control of the van and it rolled onto its roof. Six people, all aged between 10 and 14, were treated by paramedics for injuries at the scene of the crash (stock image)

He lost control of the van and it rolled onto its roof. Six people, all aged between 10 and 14, were treated by paramedics for injuries at the scene of the crash (stock image)

The 12-year-old driver was charged with seven offences after the crash: three counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises and commit indictable offence by break, receiving tainted property and driving a motor vehicle without a driver licence.

A 14-year-old boy will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act, Queensland Police said.

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