Four-year-old boy clings to life in Princess Margaret Hospital after car crash that killed three

Staff reporterThe West Australian
VideoThe four-year-boy is in PMH after a crash killed three people in the Mid West

A four-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a crash that killed three people in WA’s Mid West on Wednesday.

The crash occurred on the Brand Highway near Melaleuca Road in Bonniefield, about 10km north of Dongara at about 12.15pm.

A white 2012 Toyota Hilux was being driven north on Brand Highway, while a gold 2003 Toyota Landcruiser Prado was heading south.

The two vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lane, about 800m south of Melaleuca Road.

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The 72-year-old male driver of the Hilux and the 49-year-old female driver of the Landcruiser were critically injured and died at the scene.

A 41-year-old woman who was a passenger of the Hilux also suffered life threatening injuries and she was taken to Geraldton Regional Hospital, where she later passed away.

The boy, who was also in the Hilux, was flown to Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday where he is in a critical condition.

A 19-year-old woman who was in the Landcruiser was flown to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries.

Police are investigating if a tyre blowout on the Hilux caused it to veer into the path of the Landcruiser.

Major Crash detectives will investigate the crash. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.

The four-year-old boy was airlifted from Geraldton to Perth on Wednesday.
Camera IconThe four-year-old boy was airlifted from Geraldton to Perth on Wednesday. Credit: 7 News

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