Hovea Fatal Crash

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Major Crash Investigators are seeking information regarding a fatal crash in Hovea
yesterday afternoon, Thursday 8 February 2018.

The 16-year-old male driver of a red Nissan Pulsar sedan died as a result of injuries
sustained in a single vehicle crash on Great Eastern Highway, Hovea.

The vehicle had been engaged in an Evade Police Incident prior to the crash. He was found
deceased at the scene. Two other passengers in the Nissan Pulsar received serious injuries
and had to be cut free from the wreckage.

Major Crash have carriage of the investigation which is being oversighted by the Internal
Affairs Unit.

Preliminary information available is as follows.

The incident started about 5.30pm, when the Nissan Pulsar sedan came to the attention of a
marked police vehicle while travelling on Altone Road, Lockridge. The driver did not respond
to police attempts to stop the vehicle and the incident was immediately reported to the Police
Operations Centre (POC). An Evade Police Incident was authorised but then terminated by
the POC due to the dangerous manner of driving by the Nissan Pulsar.

Shortly afterwards, on approach to the intersection of Great Northern Highway and Reid
Highway the Nissan Pulsar pushed through traffic and side swiped a Volkswagen Golf,
causing minor damage to it. The female driver of that vehicle was not injured.

About 15 minutes after the vehicle was first sighted, it was again sighted, by an unmarked
police vehicle, on Roe Highway on the approach to Morrison Road, before taking the exit
ramp towards Great Eastern Highway. The police vehicle was authorised by the POC to
engage the vehicle in an Evade Police Intercept.

The driver of the Nissan Pulsar again refused to stop and evaded a police deployed stinger
on Great Eastern Highway.

Minutes later, due to the dangerous manner of driving the POC instructed that the Evade
Police Incident be terminated.

Shortly after that the Nissan Pulsar left Great Eastern Highway in Hovea and crashed
into a tree.

The driver of the Nissan Pulsar died at the crash scene. The two passengers were trapped
inside the car wreckage and had to be cut free by Department of Fire and Emergency
Services personnel.

The 18-year-old female passenger, whose condition was described as serious but stable,
was transported by the RAC Rescue Helicopter to Royal Perth Hospital. The 16-year-old
male passenger, who was freed after several hours, was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth
Hospital. He is reported to have sustained serious leg and spinal injuries.

There are no further details available for release at this time.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information regarding this crash, or who saw the red Nissan Pulsar in the
Lockridge, Viveash or Midvale to Hovea areas prior to the crash, is asked to call Crime
Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.