Teenager thrown from ute tray after crash near Albany Wind Farm

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A 19-year-old Albany woman has been flown by RFDS to Perth.
Camera IconA 19-year-old Albany woman has been flown by RFDS to Perth. Credit: RFDS

Major Crash officers were in Albany yesterday to investigate a crash that left a teenager with serious injuries after she was flung from the tray of a ute near Albany Wind Farm on Monday night.

About 10pm on Monday, a 19-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were thrown from the tray of a ute which rolled down an embankment on a gravel service track in Torndirrup National Park.

The woman was transported to Albany Health Campus, then flown to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service on Tuesday.

It is understood she sustained a possible broken back, broken arm and head injuries.

The 22-year-old passenger was taken to Albany Health Campus for treatment but was released without serious injuries.

Police said the male driver of the ute, also 22, had provided a blood sample.

He avoided serious injury. Major Crash officers arrived in Albany yesterday and were conducting inquiries.

Albany police Sen. Sgt Nathan Parkey said the investigation of the accident had been handed over to Major Crash officers.

“One girl has been quite seriously injured,” Sen. Sgt Parkey said.

“Initial reports were the car swerved to avoid a kangaroo and they have rolled down an embankment.”

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