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Australia Teenager, 17, dies after falling under the wheels of a moving ute while trying to jump onto it in the rain

21:15  18 january  2020
21:15  18 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A teenage boy has died after trying to jump onto a friend's moving ute in Brisbane. 

Jordan Ellwood, 17, was with another teenager in a car park when he attempted the stunt, but slipped in wet conditions.

He slid under the moving Nissan Navara utility and suffered 'catastrophic fatal injuries' after being run over. 

The teenager's devastated mother Mildred Ellwood told Sky News her son was 'very intelligent' and 'supportive'.

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a group of people sitting posing for the camera: Jordan Ellwood (pictured, left) with his mother Mildred (right) was described as 'very intelligent and supportive' © Provided by Daily Mail Jordan Ellwood (pictured, left) with his mother Mildred (right) was described as 'very intelligent and supportive' a person wearing a hat: The Brisbane teenager (pictured) has been attempting to run and jump on a friend's ute when the stunt went horribly wrong © Provided by Daily Mail The Brisbane teenager (pictured) has been attempting to run and jump on a friend's ute when the stunt went horribly wrong

'He just finished his auto mechanic [training], [he was] very intelligent, very clean, very supportive,' she said.

Speaking of the boy's friend who was with him when he died, she said: 'I feel so sorry for them, it's a sight no 17-year-old boy should hold.' 

Jordan died on Friday night in the car park on Administration Road under the Gateway Bridge at Murarrie just after 11 pm.

Another 17-year-old boy immediately called an ambulance in a desperate attempt to save his friend.

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Paramedics arrived at the scene but the boy died at the scene.

a person holding a sign: His devastated mother Mildred Ellwood (pictured) - a nurse - claimed paramedics should have taken her son to hospital © Provided by Daily Mail His devastated mother Mildred Ellwood (pictured) - a nurse - claimed paramedics should have taken her son to hospital But Ms Ellwood insisted emergency services should have taken him to hospital, claiming it could have saved his life - saying the 'system failed him'.

'If there's still some sort of sign of life, the paramedics should have taken him to the hospital. I work in the system and to see the system is failing is very sad.'  

a person posing for the camera: The popular teenager (pictured) was treated by paramedics but died at the scene on Friday night in Brisbane © Provided by Daily Mail The popular teenager (pictured) was treated by paramedics but died at the scene on Friday night in Brisbane The case is being referred to the coroner, and the driver is not facing any charges.

Police are looking into whether alcohol was involved. 

A spokesperson for Queensland Ambulance Service said: 'He received treatment from advanced care paramedics and high acuity paramedics, who did everything in the field that could've been done in an emergency department to try and save the boy's life.' 

The ute which ran Jordan over (pictured) i s seen next to the bridge as emergency service workers attended the scene on Friday night © Provided by Daily Mail The ute which ran Jordan over (pictured) i s seen next to the bridge as emergency service workers attended the scene on Friday night  

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