Heidi Riding Wiki – Heidi Riding Biography
Heidi Riding, An 18-year-old girl has died after a horrific accident totaled the car in which she was a passenger before the driver was heard yelling “She’s dead!” Heidi Riding died in the wreckage of an allegedly stolen silver Holden Commodore shortly after midnight on Thursday in the Toowoomba suburb of Newtown, west of Brisbane. The driver of the car, a 19-year-old man from Ipswich, allegedly sped down the wrong side of Hursley Rd before colliding with trees and a concrete bench. Debris was scattered over 50m near the intersection at Tor St, including pieces of metal embedded in the fences and a burning engine that was thrown across the road. The male driver was taken to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries and an investigation has been launched into the car crash, Queensland Police said. An area witness told the Courier Mail that they had heard anguished screams from the driver immediately after the accident as he tried to find Ms Riding. ‘Where are you?’ she was heard screaming as she frantically searched the scene. After discovering the body moments later, the man collapsed, according to the witness. ‘She is dead! She is dead!’ The driver is said to have screamed.
Heidi Riding was 18 years old.
Friends, family ‘absolutely devastated’ over teen’s death
The burning engine found across the street was found more than 20 meters from the car when police arrived. No charges have been filed in connection with the accident, but police say teams from the Accident Forensic Unit and the Ethical Standards Command are investigating the incident. These teams are tasked with finding out what caused the accident and who was responsible, respectively. The Holden Commodore had been seen by local patrols earlier in the evening but was not involved, Queensland Police confirmed in a statement. An epidemic of car theft has been sweeping through the township, according to Toowoomba South MP David Janetzki. Car thefts in Toowoomba are on the rise, Janetzki said, with RACQ reporting a more than 85 percent increase in car theft reports from 2021 to 2022. In Queensland, 20% more cars had been stolen by August 2022 than the year before.
The MP called on the state government to help prevent horrific deaths on the roads from happening again in the future. The crash on Thursday night was of particular concern for emergency services, Janetzki told the Courier Mail. “Toowoomba’s car theft epidemic is a risk not only to the children who steal and travel in these vehicles, but also to the police and the community,” he said. Ms Riding’s older sister immediately announced a GoFundMe to fund the family’s return to Queensland from Tasmania. “Heidi was unique,” wrote her sister, Tamika. ‘Our hearts are broken, we have no words’. An undetailed legal battle was also mentioned in the description of the fundraiser. “The justice system failed our girl and they chose the wrong family,” Tamika continued. “We will fight and we will not stop until we get the justice you deserve, Heidi.” The campaign has raised nearly $2,000 of the $30,000 goal in its first four hours.