Tourists hurt in tree crash on high­way

Albany Extra - - Extra News -

Two Chi­nese tourists suf­fered spinal in­juries af­ter a crash south of Mt Barker on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

The 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 scapula,” 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 to Al­bany.

The wreck­age of the hire car the in­jured tourists were trav­el­ling in.

Pic­ture: Jes­sica Dob­son

Po­lice ex­am­ine the crash site.

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