Coast teen dead after falling off ute
A GOLD Coast teenager has died this morning after he allegedly fell off the back of a ute.
The 15-year-old succumbed to his injuries at Gold Coast University Hospital overnight, nearly 24 hours after he was found critically injured in Bundall's Larne Ave at 1am Sunday morning.
Police have charged a 16-year-old Bundall boy who is alleged to have been driving the ute when the 15-year-old fell from its back tray and hit his head on the road.
The Bundall boy was initially charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm and unlicensed driving.
These charges are now expected to be upgraded at the boy's court appearance.