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Update: Teen injured after driver’s medical episode results in Ravenswood rollover

The car on its roof.
Photo: Tex Reeks.
Emergency crews at the scene.
Photo: Tex Reeks.

A teenage girl was injured in a car rollover after the driver suffered a medical episode in Ravenswood on Wednesday.

The two were injured after the driver had a major heart attack and crashed which resulted in the rollover.

Police say the Toyota Corolla hit a light pole and rolled on Pinjarra Road near Nancarrow Way about 7pm.

A 13-year-old girl had to be airlifted by the RAC Rescue helicopter to Royal Perth Hospital after she suffered leg injuries.

Skeer Media understands she was released from the hospital’s burns unit yesterday.

The driver, a man, in his 40s, suffered a heart attack behind the wheel before the car rolled.

He was taken to Peel Health Campus with serious injuries and then transferred to Royal Perth Hospital.

The fly in fly out worker remained in an induced coma for three days and woke today.

The crash forced emergency services to close Pinjarra Road for most of Wednesday night as the Major Crash Unit document the scene and gathered evidence.


Rescue helicopter deployed, Pinjarra Road closed after Ravenswood rollover

Majors crash detectives are investigating a car rollover in Ravenswood on Wednesday afternoon.

It’s understood a red Toyota Corolla rolled on Pinjarra Road near South Yunderup Road about 7pm, with multiple people inside.

The RAC Rescue helicopter landed at the scene and has flown a girl, in her teens, to Perth Children’s Hospital.

A man was also injured and was rushed to Peel Health Campus by St John Ambulance.

It’s likely he will be transferred to Royal Perth Hospital.

Pinjarra Road will remain closed between Nancarrow Way and South Yunderup Road as major crash officers probe the scene.

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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