Local News

Girl, 15, dies after falling from moving car in Pinjarra

The family of a 15-year-old girl injured in a car surfing incident in Pinjarra have made the heartbreaking decision to turn off her life support.

Police said Summer Clarke was on top of a white Holden Commodore travelling along Padbury Road when she fell and hit her head on the bitumen about 1:25am.

The Holden Commodore remained in the middle of the road, with its hazard lights on, as paramedics worked to save the young girl’s life and police established a crime scene.

A group of men, understood to be passengers in the car, struggled to comprehend the seriousness of the situation as they continued to drink alcohol at the scene, with police asking them to calm down multiple times.

St John Ambulance said the girl was taken under the highest priority to Peel Health Campus before she was transferred to Royal Perth Hospital’s intensive care unit.

It was there her family made the heartbreaking decision to turn off her life support.

The driver, a 17-year-old girl, was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with Manslaughter.

She is due to appear in the Mandurah Children’s Court on December 14.

Major Crash Investigators are urging anyone with dash camera vision or CCTV of the incident or the car prior, to upload it to this WA Police link.

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.
Back to top button