North Boyanup crash: Toddler among two dead after horror South Western Highway crash

The West Australian
VideoA child was one of two people killed in a horror three-car crash near Bunbury on Sunday.

A toddler was one of two people killed in a horror three-car crash near Bunbury on Sunday.

Eight people were hospitalised, two with critical injuries, after the crash, which happened about 2.45pm on the South Western Highway in North Boyanup near Lilydale Road.

Police say a black Ford Territory carrying six people — including four children — collided with a red Nissan X-trail and a silver Mazda 6 sedan that was travelling behind the Nissan on the highway.

The force of the crash caused the Nissan and Mazda to veer off the road and come to a stop on the grass verge of the highway, while the Ford came to a stop in the middle of the highway.

The driver of the Ford, a 57-year–old woman, and a rear passenger, a two-year-old child, died as a result of injuries received in the crash.

A 30-year-old woman who was a front seat passenger in the Ford, received critical injuries and was taken by ambulance to Bunbury Regional Hospital.

Three other passengers, children aged between three and 12 were taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

Pictures from the scene of the fatal crash in North Boyanup.
Camera IconPictures from the scene of the fatal crash in North Boyanup. Credit: Ailish Delaney/Bunbury Herald

The driver of the Mazda, a 39-year-old woman, was airlifted by the RAC Rescue helicopter to Royal Perth Hospital with critical injuries.

A six-year-old child who was a passenger in the Mazda was taken to Bunbury Hospital for medical treatment.

The driver of the Nissan, a 54-year-old woman and her 74-year-old female passenger, received minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.

Major Crash investigators would like to speak to anyone who saw the crash, or the three vehicles involved travelling in the area prior to the crash.

Anyone with information or dash-cam vision relating to this crash is ask to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

Meanwhile in Bibra Lake, emergency services rushed to the scene of a two-car crash where three people — including one child — were injured.

The crash happened near Adventure World at around 4pm.

The child was taken by ambulance to Perth Children’s Hospital, while one injured adult was taken to Royal Perth Hospital and another to Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Major crash investigators are also looking into the cause of the Bibra Lake crash.

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