Police investigating fatal Gingin crash, also call for witnesses to Granville hit-and-run


Tom Woodruff was left on the side of the ride for up to six hours in Granville, near Gingin, after an alleged hit-and-run.
Tom Woodruff was left on the side of the ride for up to six hours in Granville, near Gingin, after an alleged hit-and-run.

MAJOR Crash investigators are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 25-year-old man in Neergabby, west of Gingin, last night.

The Seabird man was killed when he lost control of the Holden Commodore he was driving on Gingin Brook Road about 10.20pm.

Police said the ute crossed to the other side of the road before colliding with a power pole.

His 23-year-old passenger, also from Seabird, was seriously injured and airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the crash, or the green 1995 model Holden Commodore before 10.20pm.

Major Crash investigators are also calling for the public’s help after an alleged hit-and-run in nearby Granville on Sunday morning.

Gingin man Tom Woodruff received serious injuries to his legs sometime between 3am and 7am while he was walking home from a party along Gingin Brook Road.

A passing motorist found the 21-year-old lying on the side of the road hours later.

He was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital suffering hypothermia and a snapped shinbone, which he has since had surgery on.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed either of the crashes.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.