Mum-to-be flown to hospital after crash

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
The car crashed on the corner Williams-Kondinin Road and Tarwonga Road last Wednesday morning.
Camera IconThe car crashed on the corner Williams-Kondinin Road and Tarwonga Road last Wednesday morning. Credit: Michael Traill

A pregnant woman was airlifted to Perth after being a passenger in an alleged high-speed police chase which ended in a crash west of Narrogin.

The driver, a 23-year-old Mt Barker man, who was allegedly in breach of bail and disqualified from holding a licence, has been remanded in custody to seek legal advice.

Police will allege that stolen firearms and cannabis were found in the car after it crashed at the corner of Williams-Kondinin Road and Tarwonga Road last Wednesday morning.

They say the driver refused to stop for police on Albany Highway in Williams.

The chase allegedly reached speeds of more than 155km/h before the driver crashed into a tree.

He then fled the scene with another male passenger, failing to provide assistance to the pregnant woman in her early 20s in the car.

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 10am on Wednesday.

The driver and passenger were detained by police shortly after, while the RAC rescue helicopter was called to transport the pregnant passenger to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as a precaution.

Last Thursday morning the 23-year-old man was taken to Perth to face Perth Magistrate’s Court where he was refused bailed. Five charges were laid against the man in relation to the pursuit.

These include no authority to drive, having never held an Australian licence and being disqualified from obtaining one.

He will also face unrelated burglary and aggravated robbery charges when he appears in court again on June 20.

The other male passenger

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