Man faces drink-driving charge after Perth crash

Emergency workers try to free occupants of the Toyota sedan. Picture: Anton La Macchia
Emergency workers try to free occupants of the Toyota sedan. Picture: Anton La Macchia

A 48-year-old man is facing a drink-driving charge after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash in Morley on Saturday night.

Police say he was driving a Nissan 200SX coupe when it collided with a Toyota Camry sedan near the intersection of Walter Road West and Drake Street about 8pm. They allege he left the scene on foot.

“He was located by police a short time later on nearby Russell Street and was taken into custody,” a police spokesman said.

The Nissan vehicle after the crash in Morley. Picture: Anton La Macchia

“He failed a preliminary breath test, and it will be alleged he also failed a second evidentiary breath test. He will be charged by summons for excess 0.08 per cent.”

A man and a woman in their 60s had to be freed by emergency workers and were taken to Royal Perth Hospital with minor injuries.

DFES crews removed the roof of the Toyota Camry and used hydraulic rescue equipment to free the trapped driver and passenger.

Emergency workers place one of the injured on to an ambulance stretcher. Picture: Anton La Macchia

The passenger was released about 8.15pm before the driver was pulled out about 9pm.

Onlookers praised the rescue effort, which involved police, DFES crews and St John Ambulance officers and clinical support paramedics.

“I just saw him (the driver) slouched over; the police officer was holding his head up,” one local said.

“I was just picking up dinner at the kebab shop when I heard this massive explosion sound,” another resident said.

“It was something you expect to see in a movie, not Morley.”