• The teen suffered a broken leg due to being chased down in a car. (AAP)Source: AAP
A jury has found two men responsible for the injuries an Aboriginal teenager suffered in a late night car chase.
By
Rangi Hirini

25 May 2018 - 5:49 PM  UPDATED 25 May 2018 - 6:04 PM

In May 2016 a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy was left to “crawl, hop and drag himself” to get medical help after being chased by a car and suffered a broken leg in South Hedland, Western Australia. 

The driver, Robert Peter Butson and his passenger Zachary Kane Armstrong were found guilty of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm by a jury on Thursday.

Whether the teenager was injured by being hit by the car or by falling from his bicycle, the two men were found to be responsible for the teenager's injuries.

According to the ABC, the two men did not give evidence during their trial at the South Hedland Supreme Court, but had previously admitted to police that they chased the teenager and then burned the car.

The men believed the teenager to be part of a group they thought were breaking into peoples houses, and the court heard they simply wanted to give the teen a talking to.

"The intention was to give some law and order social lecture? Do you think so? Do you think so?" Prosecutor Anthony Eyers told the court, according to the ABC.

Last week, the teenager gave evidence one of the men yelled out of the car “I’m going to kill you, you black c**t” as he was chased.

The incident occurred just a few months before Elijah Doughty was killed while being chased by a man who believed the motorbike the teenager was riding was stolen.

The two men will be sentenced in Perth next month.

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