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Elderly man airlifted after being hit by car in South Yunderup

Photos: Tex Reeks/Skeer Media

An elderly man was airlifted after he was hit by a car in South Yunderup on Wednesday.

About 6:55am, a man, in his 70s, was allegedly hit by a P-plate driver on Murray River Drive near Tatham Road.

The man sustained serious leg injuries and could was heard yelling in pain.

St John Ambulance officers treated the man at the scene before he was flown to hospital by the RAC Rescue helicopter.

Damage to the Ford Falcon ute was visible from the roadside.

Murray River Drive was closed for more than an hour but has since reopened

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Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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