Murray Bridge teenager fighting for life after crash at Renmark

SA Police say the 16-year-old and two others were in a stolen car at the time of the accident.

A Murray Bridge teenager is fighting for life after a road accident in Renmark on Sunday night.

The 16-year-old boy was at the wheel of a Ford sedan – not pictured – which hit a light pole, flipped and landed in a front yard on Renmark Avenue just before 2.30am on Monday.

The boy and one of his passengers, a 24-year-old Berri man, were taken to the Berri hospital with life-threatening injuries and airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital later in the day.

Another passenger, an 18-year-old man from Berri, received minor injuries.

SA Police allege that the car was stolen in Renmark shortly before the crash.

Later on Monday morning, they arrested the 18-year-old and charged him with illegal use of a motor vehicle.

He will face court in Berri in September.

Correction: The 18-year-old was arrested on Monday, not Tuesday. Photo: SA Police.