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Teen charged over far north Qld crash

AAP logoAAP 16/12/2016

Two young women are in hospital with serious injuries after an allegedly drunk teenage driver crashed the car in which they were travelling in Queensland's far north.

Police say the 18-year-old male behind the wheel lost control of the vehicle about 1.20am and hit a tree on Herberton Range Road at Moomin.

Both 18-year-old passengers were taken to hospital, one with spinal injuries and the other with facial fractures.

The driver has been charged with drink driving.

Speaking at Friday's launch of the annual state-wide drink driving crackdown Operation Stopper, Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating made special note of the crash, saying it highlighted the collateral damage involved.

"Two young women have been injured," Mr Keating said.

"These are avoidable situations. We're just asking people to stick to the rules and ensure their own safety."

The teenager is due to appear in Atherton Magistrates Court on January 10

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