CENTRAL WEST, NSW, Australia – Two 13-year old boys appeared in a Central West court on Monday after leading police in a pursuit overnight which ended with them crashing into another vehicle, and seriously injuring a 79-year old man.
The saga began around 6:30pm Sunday night when the two boys were spotted driving a white Toyota Camry which had been reported stolen in Dubbo.
Officers from the Orana Mid-Western Police District called on the teenage driver to stop, however, the car drove off and police initiated a pursuit.
A short time later, the Camry collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Taylor and Tamworth streets, in Dubbo causing both vehicles to come to a halt.
The occupant of the second vehicle, a 79-year-old man, was treated at the scene for multiple injuries. He was taken to Dubbo Base Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
The two boys aged 13 were arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.
They were not injured.
Both were charged and bail was refused ahead of their appearance before a children’s court on Monday.