Parents killed, son injured after family car is rammed by teen driver fleeing police

A 16-year-old boy wanted by police has been arrested after killing a man and a woman and critically injuring their son in a horror crash while trying to evade officers in Perth.

The crash happened around 7.30pm last night in the Perth suburb of Warwick.

Police said officers were attempting to stop a white Ford on Warwick Road when its teenage driver allegedly sped off and smashed into a Nissan Pulsar.


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A retired couple, a 60-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man, who were passengers in the Pulsar died at the scene.

Their 25-year-old son, who was driving the vheicle, sustained life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital where he remains tonight in a critical condition, fighting to stay alive.

The 16-year-old unlicensed driver of the Ford allegedly to flee the scene of the crash on foot but he was arrested by police a short distance away. It’s understood a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

His passenger, an 18-year-old woman, was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

At the time of writing, no charges had been laid. Officers from the state’s Major Crash Unit are investigating.

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