Teen party turns wild
HUNDREDS of drunk teenagers at an out-of-control party was an accident waiting to happen, a Walker Street resident said yesterday.
A 15-year-old girl was hit by a car on the Maryborough street after running on to the road at 10.30pm on Saturday.
Police said the male driver who hit the teenager would not be charged.
Sergeant Paul Behne said police investigations found the driver was not at fault.
A witness to the crash said the girl ran across the road after a boy when she was struck.
“I watched her hit the windscreen and land on the road,” Walker Street resident Marion Faithfull, who called triple-0, said.
“There was a big party with hundreds of kids and it was getting out of control by 9.30pm.
“I called the police and they came and drove past but they didn’t stop; they did nothing. If they’d broken up the party then, this might not have happened.”
Ms Faithfull said a large group of youths surrounded the 22-year-old driver of the car after the girl was hit.
“The poor driver nearly got his head knocked off but it wasn’t his fault,” Ms Faithfull said.
“There were people everywhere smacking each other and drunk youths getting into cars.
“There were so many kids and that’s all they were, just kids.”
It took about three hours for the partygoers to disperse once emergency services arrived at the scene.
“There’s parties at that house pretty much every weekend but never as big as this.
“It was meant to be a 17th birthday party.
“My neighbours found bags of alcohol dumped in their yard and we had to clean up a ton of rubbish from our yard.
“The parent should be charged for having underage drinking there.”
The injured teenager was initially thought to have serious injuries but has since been released from Hervey Bay Hospital.
‘There was a big party with hundreds of kids and it was getting out of control by 9.30pm’