Correction: Second fatal at Yanchep roundabout

The fatal accident at Templetonia Blvd roundabout on March 5 is the second fatal accident in that general area of Two Rocks Rd in less than two years. Picture: Anita McInnes

ON Wednesday, March 6 in Second fatal crash at Yanchep roundabout, Yanchep News Online said the fatal accident on Tuesday, March 5 was the second at the Capricorn Esplanade roundabout of Two Rocks Rd.

This was not correct as the roundabout involved was the Templetonia Blvd roundabout on Two Rocks Rd.

Capricorn Esplanade was the street named in information sent to media outlets by WA Police.

Some readers also said the accident happened before the Templetonia Blvd roundabout was put there whereas Yanchep News Online thought the roundabout was already under construction when the July 16, 2017 accident happened.

Thank you to readers for pointing this out.

Today Monday, March 11 the City of Wanneroo has confirmed works for the Templetonia Blvd roundabout on Two Rocks Rd started on July 24, 2017 and a practical completion inspection occurred on November 28, 2017.

On Friday, March 8 the City of Wanneroo had said as the the roundabout and road in question were subject to a police investigation the city could not make any comments but it extend condolences to the family of the young man who died in the accident.

On March 5 a man died and two others were injured after a crash involving the Templetonia Blvd roundabout.

The crash is being investigated by WA Police.

The southern approach to the roundabout on Two Rocks Rd has been the subject of a number of complaints by the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association – the latest in January where former president Peter Wimsett said there had been two non-fatal accidents there recently.

A WA Police spokeswoman said about 10.10pm on Tuesday, March 5 a silver Mitsubishi magna was being driven south along Two Rocks Rd.

“On the approach to the roundabout at (Templetonia Blvd) it appears the vehicle lost control, causing the motor vehicle to roll and come to a stop against a light pole,’’ she said.

“One passenger of the vehicle, a 25-year-old male, died at the scene. “Two other male occupants of the vehicle were hospitalised with minor injuries.’’

On Sunday, July 16, 2017 about 8.55pm a 51-year-old man died after a white early 1997 model Holden Commodore utility, which was travelling south on Two Rocks Rd near Zamia Rise, left the road and rolled several times through a park, coming to rest at the entrance road to Club Capricorn.

Anyone with information regarding the crash on March 5, or who saw the Mitsubishi magna prior to the crash, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online