Nicholas Hoenselaars Wiki
Nicholas Hoenselaars Biography
The 18-year-old was driving his Mitsubishi Lancer down Eastwood Road in Leppington, southwest of Sydney, on Thursday night with 18-year-old Nicholas Hoenselaars in the front seat.
Police say they tried to stop the car that was supposedly speeding around 11:20 p.m. and a brief chase was carried out before the Mitsubishi crashed into the pole, sending both teens into the air.
Tragically, Mr. Hoenselaars died while the driver was sent to hospital with arm injuries and for mandatory testing.
The teen driver was charged with nine crimes, including dangerous driving resulting in death, negligent driving, and being in a police pursuit and failing to stop.
Police allegedly tried to stop the car before it ploughed into a power pole on Eastwood Road in Leppington, south-west Sydney, on Thursday night
His license was suspended and he was denied bail to appear in court on Saturday.
One charge alleged that the 18-year-old was speeding up to 45 km over the speed limit.
Since then, tributes have rained down for Hoenselaars, who was a beloved soccer player.
The emotional photos show friends and family visiting the site where the beloved teenager died.
‘It’s not something you want to hear on any given day let alone Christmas Day … still in shock. Today losing one of my best childhood friends will always be one of the hardest days, ‘shared a friend online.
Meanwhile, the football clubs of which Mr. Hoenselaars had been a part paid their respects to the young player, coach and referee.
Nicholas had a huge soft heart that had time for everyone. We will miss him so much, ” the Sydney City Eagles said.
He had been studying to be a school teacher during his freshman year of college and spent his spare time coaching and umpiring the younger teams in his soccer club.
Since then, a GoFundMe page has been created to help his family after his tragic death.
So far, more than $ 12,000 has been raised.