Hervey Bay teenager Michael Pickering, 17
Hervey Bay teenager Michael Pickering, 17 Facebook

Hervey Bay teenager dies two months after ute crash

ALMOST two months to the day after a crash put a 17-year-old driver in hospital, Michael Pickering has died.

The teenager was driving the ute along Beelbi Creek Road at 12.40pm on November 29 when it left the road and crashed into a tree.

He was first taken to Hervey Bay Hospital but would later be airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

His mother Allison has previously described her son as well-loved, healthy and strong.

"He's just a normal teenager with so much life to live."

The other teenager is the car, an 18-year-old, was also injured and taken to Hervey Bay Hospital.

His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing its investigation. Police will prepare a report for the State Coroner.



Revved up over more racing events in Kyogle area

premium_icon Revved up over more racing events in Kyogle area

Robust debate over the future of motorsport in the Kyogle area.

Aldi store to close its doors for major renovations

premium_icon Aldi store to close its doors for major renovations

Make sure you get your Aldi fix before next week

Colour run a bright idea to support community

premium_icon Colour run a bright idea to support community

St John's College Woodlawn will soon bring the colour run to Lismore

Local Partners