Nedlands hit by horror crashes

The driver (31), of Bertram, was wearing a high-visibility jacket when delivering orders for Coles Online on Vincent Street when he was trapped between his Hino truck and a Subaru driven by a Nedlands woman (51) about 7.15pm last Thursday.

He was taken by St John Ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital were he was in stable condition last weekend while doctors continued to fight to save his other leg.

Transport Worker’s Union State secretary Rick Burton said there was inadequate lighting on Coles’ trucks and drivers had been told not to park in driveways. Coles slammed the claims, and a spokeswoman said the union should be condemned as ‘vultures’ pushing a wages campaign, and insulting the driver and his colleagues, while pre-empting a police investigation.

A Worksafe spokeswoman said its investigation started immediately last Friday and would look at what Coles could have done to prevent the crash, but it was already known the truck’s hazard lights were activated.

Yesterday, the student (14) was in a critical but stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital after she was hit by a car at the intersection of Mounts Bay Road and Broadway, Crawley, about 7.38am last Saturday.

Police said a silver Nissan Micra hatchback driven by a woman (19) was turning right into Mounts Bay Road when it collided with the student.

Witnesses to both crashes should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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