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Young man dies after crashing into car while riding in shopping cart at 50 miles per hour down steep road

By Mason White 3:17 AM November 11, 2015
Robin Wahlgren 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A young man is dead and his friend is in critical condition after taking a shopping cart for a joyride down a steep road, police in Australia said.

Sydney police said that the 28-year-old man of Sweden, was joyriding in the shopping cart down the road when he was killed by an oncoming car.

His 28-year-old friend, who came to visit him last week, suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision. The friend was standing in the back of the shopping cart at the time of the accident.

He is currently being treated at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

According to the police investigation, the men were riding the shopping cart down Coogee Bay Road around 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police said the friends were walking home when they found the abandoned shopping cart and decided to ride it down the steep hill.

The shopping cart reached a speed of 50 miles per hour before crossing to the wrong side of the road and into oncoming traffic.

Both men were thrown from the shopping cart due to the force of the crash. 28-year-old Robin Wahlgren, who was riding in the shopping cart was declared dead at the scene.

The 45-year-old driver of the car was not injured.