A Tasmanian teenager from Hobart has lost his life after jumping from a moving taxi while intoxicated. The young man, just 19 years old, together with a group of friends was trying to avoid paying the taxi fare.
A Coronial warning has been issued after Coroner Olivia Taggart found that the young man had a blood alcohol level of 0.168 grams per 100 millilitres of blood.
She also found that his death was a reminder of the risks of excessive drinking by young people.
The young man jumped out of the cab as it travelled at 45 km per hour.
It is reported that the young man and a friend had consumed a 4 litre cask of wine before meeting other friends. They decided to go back to the deceased house while extremely intoxicated and vomiting.
The boys exit from the cab was captured by CCTV footage from inside the van.