Hor­ror smash vic­tim home to re­cover

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS - Geof Parry

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.

Pic­ture: Geof Parry / Chan­nel 7

Lily Davis con­tin­ues to re­cover af­ter she was in­jured in a car crash sev­eral months ago.

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