Tourists in­jured af­ter hire car hits tree

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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.

Pic­ture: Jes­sica Dob­son

Po­lice ex­am­ine the crash site.

The car hit a tree on Albany High­way.

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