A drunk driving teenager who fled from a crash which left a 16-year-old boy fighting for his life was later dobbed in to police by his mum.
Waikato district road policing manager, Inspector Leo Tooman, said emergency services were called to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Moore and Burns Streets in Leamington, near Cambridge, on Saturday about 8.35pm.
"The crash is currently under investigation by the Waikato Serious Crash Unit however it appears alcohol was a factor in the incident that saw a blue Toyota Corona hatchback fail to give way and collide with a Mitsubishi Legnum station-wagon," Mr Tooman said.
"The 16-year-old suspended driver of the Toyota fled the scene of the crash that left three of the five people travelling in the Mitsubishi injured, including one 16-year-old male who is in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital's Intensive Care Unit."
Mr Tooman said the offending driver's flight did not last long as he was handed in to police by his mother, and subsequently failed an evidential breath test.
It can't have been an easy decision for this mother to make, but it is undoubtably the right one. Let's hope that the critically injured youth recovers fully from his injuries, and that the youth dobbed in by his mum learns a huge lesson. Sheesh; one day, he might even thank her for getting him on the right track.
Good on you Mum!