The 18-year-old son of the SA Police Commissioner has died after struggling an irreversible mind harm when he was allegedly hit by a automobile at a schoolies celebration.
Charlie Stevens, 18, was in Goolwa Seaside celebrating schoolies on Friday when he was struck by a automobile on Seaside Rd at about 9pm.
The teenager, whose father is Police Commissioner Grant Stevens, suffered critical accidents and was flown to Flinders Medical Centre the place it was discovered he had sustained an ‘irreversible mind harm’.
His household rushed from throughout the nation to be by his facet for his ultimate moments and confirmed shortly earlier than 9pm on Saturday that he had died.
‘Commissioner Grant Stevens and spouse Emma wish to thank all SAPOL workers, first responders and different emergency providers employees who attended the incident,’ the household mentioned in an announcement shared by SA Police.
Charlie Stevens, 18, was in Goolwa Seaside celebrating schoolies on Friday when he was struck by a automobile on Seaside Rd at about 9pm (he’s pictured with father Grant Stevens)
His household rushed from throughout the nation to be by his facet for his ultimate moments and confirmed shortly earlier than 9pm on Saturday that he had died (pictured, Goolwa Seaside)
The Stevens household additionally want to thank the broader group for his or her help throughout this tough time specifically the household acknowledge the devoted workers on the Flinders Medical Centre for his or her care and help of Charlie and his household and mates.’
The motive force of the automobile, an 18-year-old Encounter Bay man, didn’t cease on the scene.
The president of Goodwood Saints Soccer Membership, the place Mr Stevens is a liked member of the AFL group, despatched out a publish to members of the membership to share the ‘tragic’ information.
‘Charlie has at all times been an effervescent presence and a pleasure to teach, and properly liked inside and outdoors his workforce,’ President Jordan Dodd mentioned in a publish to Fb on Saturday night time.
‘Our love and ideas are with Grant and Emma, kids Sophie, Dylan, Josh and Tom and their household and mates all through this extraordinarily tough time.
‘No phrases may quantify the ache that you just should be feeling, and the entire of the membership is right here alongside you.
Psychological well being help packages have been made obtainable for gamers and households, significantly inside the beneath 17.5 boys and their households within the coming days.
The motive force of the automobile, an 18-year-old Encounter Bay man, didn’t cease on the scene and was subsequently charged with inflicting hurt by harmful driving amongst different offences (pictured is Police Commissioner Grant Stevens)
Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams broke down in tears as she revealed Charlie’s identification to the media on Saturday morning, alongside the premier.
‘As you possibly can think about, this can be a very tough assertion,’ she mentioned.
‘We at all times discuss this occurring to different folks however the actuality is it might probably occur to anybody, any household or anybody locally.
‘The sense of grief is at all times monumental.’
Premier Peter Malinauskas mentioned he and the South Australian group stood with Commissioner Stevens and his household.
‘Grant Stevens has served South Australia as a member of South Australian Police for over 14 years,’ he mentioned.
‘His complete life he has devoted himself to defending others, defending South Australians from evil …
‘We additionally usually discover ourselves desperately wishing unhealthy issues do not occur to good folks, however that’s the case, and that is clearly an instance of it.’
The 18-year-old driver was pulled over by police a brief distance from the scene of the collision at Port Elliot Rd.
Charlie was flown to hospital in a critical situation following the collision (pictured)
He was arrested and charged with inflicting hurt by harmful driving, aggravated driving with out due care, leaving the scene of a critical crash and failing to actually reply questions.
His automobile was towed from the scene and can endure forensic examination whereas the realm remained closed off on Saturday morning because it underwent examination by Main Crash Investigators.
The motive force will seem in Christies Seaside Magistrates Court docket on Monday November 20.
Charlie Stevens had simply begun work as an apprentice carpenter, a job he ‘very a lot liked’.
This comes after Commissioner Stevens spoke to the media at size on Friday, previous to the incident involving his son, concerning the demise of a police officer within the city of Senior.
In what he referred to as a ‘devastating day for South Australia Police’, Commissioner Stevens confirmed that 53-year-old Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig had been fatally shot after attending a rural property the place he was confronted by an armed suspect.
One other police officer, Sergeant Michael Hutchinson, was additionally shot, in addition to the 26-year-old occupant later recognized as Jaydn Stimson.
It marked the primary time a serving police officer had been killed within the line of responsibility within the state for greater than 20 years.