Neighbours woken by horror crash

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FOOTAGE has emerged of the seconds leading up to a horror Perth car crash that put seven teenage girls in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

The silver Ford sedan containing the seven teenagers accelerated away from police on Albany Highway in East Victoria Park just after 2.30am, before slamming into a parked car and then a tree.

The CCTV footage captures both the speeding Ford and police in pursuit – but also a sickening bang as the car came to a destructive halt.

The impact was so loud that it woke people in the neighbourhood.

“Constant noises, people screaming, it was a bit crazy,” neighbour Jake Hart told 7 News Perth.

Another local, Tayla Bauling, spoke of the frightening noise as the car crashed.


media_cameraTayla Bauling and other neighbours told of the horrific scene. Picture: 7 News Perth.

“I could tell it was a car…it sounded like scraping metal on the road,” she said.

Another neighbour told 7 News Perth that he saw five girls lying on the road and the “jaws of life” being used to remove others from the Ford.

The upset driver of the parked car also spoke to 7 News Perth, saying she had only put her vehicle there because she thought it was the safest place.

Six of the girls in the car, the youngest of them just 14, are in Royal Perth Hospital. The seventh girl is at Princess Margaret Hospital. All are in a stable condition.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the crash and the silver Ford sedan driving in East Victoria Park before the collision, as well as motorists who may have dash cam vision of the vehicle in the area around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report at www.crimestopperswa.com.au



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