Boy, 15, dies after Gold Coast ute fall

Boy, 15, dies after Gold Coast ute fall

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A 15-year-old boy who fell from the rear tray of a ute on the Gold Coast has died in hospital.

A charge laid against another teenager who was allegedly driving the vehicle is expected to be upgraded at the boy’s court appearance, police said.

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Emergency workers were called to Larne Avenue in Bundall about 1am on Sunday.

They found the injured boy, who had struck his head. He had been with a group of teenagers, according to police.

The boy was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital but later died.

A 16-year-old Bundall boy was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm and unlicensed driving.

AAP