A 10-year-old boy and two teenagers died in two separate crashes on the country roads of West Australia on Sunday.
The 10-year-old boy died after his 16-year-old brother, who is a learner, crashed their Nissan Pathfinder in the state’s Great Southern region. The boy’s mother, 41, and two other siblings, aged two and four were also in the car that crashed on the South Coast Highway.
The boy died at the scene while his mother and siblings, including the teenager brother, were taken to hospital after suffering injuries. The mother and the teenager were airlifted to the Royal Perth Hospital by the Royal Flying Doctor Service last night, the ABC reported. They were reported as stable as of Monday.
The two other smaller children were taken to the Ravensthorpe Hospital and were released with minor injuries.
“The driver lost control of the vehicle on the gravel verge, causing the vehicle to roll several times,” the WA Today quoted WA Police spokeswoman Susan Usher as saying.
The 10-year-old is one of the three people who were killed in a road crash in West Australia on the same day.
In another crash, two men, both 19-year-olds believed to be from outside West Australia, died when their car crashed into a truck at around 12:50 p.m. in the South West town in Northcliffe. The Holden Astra that they were driving swerved into the wrong side of the Pemberton-Northcliffe Road and hit an oncoming truck.
According to initial investigations, the men who appeared to be on tourist visas were trapped inside the car when it rolled. The driver of the truck was uninjured. Major Crash investigators are requesting the public to contact them if they had been witness to any of the incidents.
The three crashes took the death toll to 59, which is five more compared to last year at the same time. Most of these accidents take place on the country roads and the Great Southern has been the most dangerous this year so far, Yahoo News reported.