Officers said they believed the black Holden utility veered on to the wrong side of Ocean Reef Road and collided with a car carrying Kelly Haywood (19) and her aunt Sasha Russell (29) about 8.30pm on Saturday, April 12.
The crash seriously injured all those involved. Crash investigator Victoria Kidd said the police had spoken briefly with the 30-year-old driver, but they had been unable to question him extensively because of his serious condition.
He remained stable in Royal Perth Hospital at the end of last week with a fractured left arm, fractured hip and possible spinal damage.
He was unable to give an official breath test on the night because of his injuries.
‘It’s just a waiting game now for blood (tests) and to keep an eye on injuries,’ Ms Kidd said.
‘They’re very lucky to all be alive.’
Ms Russell remained in hospital after suffering a broken thigh bone among other injuries.
Ms Haywood was treated at Joondalup Health Campus for broken bones in her foot, internal bleeding and an injured knee. She left the hospital last week.
Ms Haywood was thankful to have survived the crash.
‘People have died for much less,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘It’s amazing how many people pulled over, dragged us out of our cars and tended to us before the ambulances came. I don’t know who you are, but I owe you my life.’