MAJOR crash investigators are calling for information after another serious crash on Indian Ocean Dr on Saturday, August 26.
The crash happened on Indian Ocean Dr just days after Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts called for drivers to slow down on the highway after an horrific crash on the same road on
Thursday, August 17.
In the most recent accident WA Police said an 18-year-old man was driving a white Subaru Outback wagon south on Indian Ocean Dr while at the same time a 49-year-old man was driving a Toyota Landcruiser Prado north.
The two vehicles collided head-on about 3.20pm near the intersection of Clover Rd, which is one of the roads used to access the pine plantation.
The accident caused Indian Ocean Dr between Breakwater Dr and Yanchep Beach Rd to be closed in both directions until early on Sunday morning.
On Wednesday, August 23 Mrs Roberts expressed her disappointment after several drivers on Indian Ocean Dr were caught by police travelling at highly dangerous speeds.
The latest – a man caught speeding by Jurien Bay police on Monday – was allegedly travelling at 154km/h.
The man who told police he was in a rush to get home to pack for a holiday was fined $1000 and given seven demerit points.
During the weekend, Lancelin Police caught a man speeding at 147km/h while his two children were in the car.
A third driver was clocked at 143km/h and five minutes later police stopped another driver for travelling at 137km/h just one day after 38-year-old Sarah Renee Marson of Yanchep, her six-year-old son and 83-year-old Albert Noble of Nilgen were killed when two vehicles collided head on south of Bennies Rd near Breton Bay.
Mrs Roberts said police were playing close attention to Indian Ocean Dr and would continue to do so.
“School holidays are just a month away and with the weather clearing, I expect many people will use Indian Ocean Dr to visit some of the popular towns along that part of the coast,’’ she said.
“Drivers need to slow down to save lives and prevent serious injury.”
Anyone with information regarding the crash on Saturday, August 26, or who saw either of the vehicles involved prior to the crash, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au
Anyone affected by road trauma can contact Road Trauma Support WA on 9420 7262 or visit www.rtswa.org.au