A LOWOOD teenager was seriously injured after the vehicle he was travelling in smashed into a pole at Raceview late Thursday night.
Residents near the intersection of Wildey St and Cascade St reported hearing a loud bang about 11.30pm after a Holden Commodore the 19-year-old boy was a passenger in clipped a utility and hit a power pole.
One Raceview resident who walked outside after hearing the noise said the sedan had bounced off a power pole about 50m from the intersection on the right-hand side of Wildey St.
"There was no skidding, just a bang," he said.
"It looked as though the Commodore went sideways into the pole.
"Two of the boys from the car were walking around afterwards but the other one was unconscious, they put him into an ambulance straight away."
The injured teenager was rushed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with head and spinal injuries.
He was listed as being in a critical but stable condition.
Police confirmed yesterday that the driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old Brassall man, and another 18-year-old passenger, escaped with minor injuries.
The driver of the utility, a 49-year-old Ipswich man, was not injured in the collision.
Police said the Commodore was travelling south along Wildey St and ricocheted off the front of the ute, which was travelling east along Cascade St.
The forensic crash unit is investigating.