Horror smash victim home to recover
A 25-year-old Geraldton woman has moved back to town to be closer to family after a horror road smash in which she was left for dead.
Last month, Lily Davis was a passenger in a car driven by Joshua Wayne Bonjour when it crashed into a light pole on Roe Highway in Canning Vale.
“The last thing that I said in the car was ‘slow down because you are going to kill us’,” Ms Davis said.
Bonjour fled the scene before police arrived, leaving Ms Davis trapped in the wreckage.
Last week he pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrate’s Court to dangerous driving and driving without a licence.
Ms Davis is having to learn to walk again with the help of a physiotherapist.
She had to give up her job as an apprentice hairdresser and moved back to Geraldton, where she grew up and has relatives and friends.
It wasn’t until she was recovering in hospital police told her more about Bonjour’s history.
“I found out he killed another girl and he left me for dead,” Ms Davis said. “I felt sick.”
In 2012, 18-year-old Jodie Maree Worthington was a passenger on a quad bike ridden by Bonjour into the sandhills at Lancelin.
He smashed into a vehicle, killing Ms Worthington.
At the time, Bonjour was serving a suspended sentence for a string of driving offences and violent crimes.
Found guilty of dangerous driving, he served 31⁄2 years and had been out of prison for less than a year when he was involved in the crash that injured Ms Davis.
Ms Davis hopes Bonjour will get an appropriate penalty and that he reflects on what he has done while he is in jail.
Bonjour will be sentenced today.
Lily Davis continues to recover after she was injured in a car crash several months ago.