Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Elderly couple saved from burning wreck in horror weekend caravan crash

An elderly man is recovering from serious facial burns after he was saved from a burning wreck in a horror caravan crash in the Western Australia’s South West.

Police say the man in his 80s was towing a caravan when he lost control around a bend on South Western Highway, smashing onto the car’s side around 10.30am on Saturday.

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The crash caused the car to catch alight, hot enough to warp the metal and rip through the vehicle.

The caravan was obliterated in the horrific crash.
The caravan was obliterated in the horrific crash. Credit: 7NEWS
The car caught on fire after the shocking crash.
The car caught on fire after the shocking crash. Credit: WA Police

Debris and smashed belongings lay strewn across the road as the caravan was obliterated by the impact.

The driver was airlifted to Fiona Stanley Hospital with serious facial burns, while his passenger, also in her 80s, was taken to Harvey Hospital and later moved to Bunbury Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver in his 80s was airlifted to Fiona Stanley Hospital with serious facial burns.
The driver in his 80s was airlifted to Fiona Stanley Hospital with serious facial burns. Credit: 7NEWS

Two heroic local police officers prevented a tragic outcome by pulling the trapped couple from the burning wreckage.

“But for the swift action of two Harvey Police Officers, freeing two trapped occupants from a burning car, the outcome would have been unimaginable,” Yarloop Police said.

“A further huge thanks to Fire crews from Harvey/Waroona, SES, SJA and those selfless members of the community who assisted.”

Locals say the stretch of road can be dangerous and encouraged motorists to drive safe in the area.

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