Tourists injured after hire car hits tree
Chinese tourists suffered spinal injuries after a crash south of Mt Barker on Tuesday afternoon.
Two Chinese nationals who had just arrived in WA were transferred to Royal Perth Hospital with spinal injuries after their hire car, travelling south on Albany Highway, lost control and collided with a tree near James Road.
Sergeant Andy McRae said Mt Barker police received a call about 4pm.
“The two rear-seat passengers are now in Royal Perth Hospital with spinal injuries and a fractured scapular,” he said
“None of the injuries are lifethreatening.”
It is believed the group of four tourists had arrived in Perth on Monday and were making their way towards Albany.
Dutch champion cyclist Marianne Vos is coming to the region as part of the Tour of Margaret River.
Police examine the crash site.
The car hit a tree on Albany Highway.