A teenage boy who died after a car crashed into his family’s house in Queensland has been identified as 19-year-old Kelleys life.
The family of the young man, who was not named, were devastated.
The incident happened in the early hours of Monday morning in the rural state’s south-east, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) south-west of Brisbane.
The teenager was found dead in the car, but the driver, aged 40, was not seriously injured.
“It’s very hard for us, for our family, to understand what happened, what’s happened and what’s not happening,” Kelleys father, Paul, told the ABC.
“We can’t even think about our family.”
The family said they were “truly devastated”.
The incident has sparked a national debate about how crash victims are compensated.
In December 2016, a 19-month-old boy died after being thrown from a moving car on the New South Wales Central Coast.
“There are many people who have lost families, people who are hurt in the accident,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said at the time.
“The way we deal with that and the way we respond to the accident is critical.”
Queensland’s government said it would set up a crash compensation fund to assist victims of car crashes.
“This is an ongoing issue, there’s no end in sight,” the premier said.
“I think the idea is to be more sensitive to the needs of those who have been hurt or killed by a car accident.”