As Easter looms police seek Carabooda crash info

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WA Police are calling for information about a serious crash on old Yanchep Rd in Carabooda earlier this month.

TRAFFIC enforcement group officers are investigating a serious crash in Carabooda on Sunday, March 13.

A WA Police spokeswoman said about 1.20am a Toyota Hilux utility was travelling in a north easterly direction on Old Yanchep Rd when it veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a limestone wall.

“The driver of the vehicle, a 57-year-old man of Millington, was airlifted by the RAC rescue helicopter to Royal Perth Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries,’’ she said.

“Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the crash or the crash itself, in particular two men who stopped after the crash and assisted the driver.’’

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

Meanwhile the City of Wanneroo’s Driver Reviver facility will be on Indian Ocean Dr, 1km north of the City of Wanneroo and Shire of Gingin boundary on Easter Monday, March 28, from 8am to 4pm.

On Monday, March 21 WA Police, City of Wanneroo, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and St John’s Ambulance personnel will attend a Blessing of the Roads ceremony at the intersection of Wanneroo Rd and Joondalup Dr to remind drivers to drive safely at Easter.

As at Thursday, March 17 the Road safety Commission statistics showed 45 people had died on Western Australian roads – with reports during the weekend a motorcyclist had also been killed in regional WA.

At the same time the commission estimated there had been about 567 serious injuries so far this year.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the city’s Driver Reviver facility would be on Indian Ocean Dr, 1km north of the City of Wanneroo boundary on Easter Monday, March 28, from 8am to 4pm.

Mrs Roberts said everyone on the roads needed to be responsible and play their own part in improving road safety.

“We all need to take care, keep within the speed limits, wear seatbelts, never use mobile phones while driving and never drink and drive,’’ she said.

“Fatigue is a silent killer on Western Australian roads so drivers need to ensure they are not driving while tired and make sure to stop regularly when on long trips.”

At the ceremony Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia will speak about road safety and individuals or groups, who work towards saving lives and reducing road trauma, will be recognised with the Human Spirit Awards.