Teen injured in speed boat crash now conscious

Phoebe Knudsen.
Phoebe Knudsen.

PHOEBE Knudsen (17), who was injured a speed boat racing accident in the Swan River on Sunday, is off life support and conscious in Royal Perth Hospital.

However she remains in intensive care in a serious but stable condition.

The family released a statement today saying it was a long road ahead for Phoebe but doctors were very happy with her progress to date.

They were also very appreciative of the support from so many people.

A Go Fund Me page was set up by the West Australian Speed Boat Club yesterday to the support family members as they take time off work to be by Phoebe’s side.

The teenager was competing in the 15hp senior class at the club on the Swan River at Burswood on February 10 when her boat flipped, trapping her underneath.

The Department of Transport today confirmed their investigations into the incident were continuing.