Tourists hurt in tree crash on highway
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.
Police examine the crash site.