Family escapes serious injury after car rollover

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A family of five have escaped serious injury after a single-vehicle rollover on Indian Ocean Drive, about 20km north of Leeman this morning.

A St John Ambulance spokesman said the mother, aged in her 30s, had a suspected broken arm and was treated at the Leeman Medical Centre.

He said a six-week old boy was also transported to the medical centre but was not believed to have suffered any injuries.

The father, who was driving, and two young boys were not believed to be injured.

The St John Ambulance spokesman said a passing motorist helped the family out of the car before emergency services arrived.

The crash happened shortly before 9.45am when the family’s Honda CRV left the road near Coolimba-Eneabba Road.

St John Ambulance volunteers from Jurien Bay and Leeman attended the scene, along with the Jurien Bay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, the Eneabba State Emergency Service unit and Jurien Bay police.

The Eneabba SES unit manager, who did not want to be named, said it was lucky no one was seriously injured.

“We’ve had some horrendous accidents on this road, so it’s a relief when you get out there and you don’t have to cut people out of the wreckage,” he said.

“The shoulders are very steep and it’s a very dangerous road. Fortunately there were no other cars involved.

“The baby came out of it better than everyone else because she was very well protected in the capsule.”

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