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Man rushed to hospital after truck and car crash in Rockingham

File Image. Photo: Tex Reeks.

A man has been rushed to hospital after a serious crash in Cooloongup this morning.

It’s understood a rubbish truck was headed southbound on Ennis Avenue when it collided with the passenger side of a green Hyundai Excel, headed east on Elanora Drive, about 5:50am.

Firefighters were called to the scene after reports the driver, a man, was trapped inside and injured.

St John Ambulance rushed the 21-year-old to Rockingham Hospital before he was taken to Royal Perth Hospital in a serious condition.

The 49-year-old rubbish truck driver walked away unscathed.

Ennis Avenue is closed in both directions with traffic being diverted.

Traffic is congested in the area.

Investigators would like anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw the vehicles prior to the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make a report online at crimestoppers.com.au.

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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