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Care urged after weekend crash
Care urged after weekend crash

A Bunbury father and his two children are lucky to be alive following a serious car crash near Donnybrook on Saturday.

The crash happened at 10.45am just west of Donnybrook on South Western Highway between a Holden Commodore utility and a Holden Statesman.

Police believe the 33-year-old ute driver lost control before crossing to the wrong side of the road before colliding with the Statesman.

The 38-year-old Statesman driver was trapped in his car and the Fire and Emergency Services Authority had to cut off the roof to free him.

The man’s two children, aged eight and seven, were taken to hospital for observation, but are not believed to have been seriously injured.

The driver of the ute, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was not injured.

Bunbury Const. Nick Cockinos said investigations were continuing into the crash and urged drivers to be careful.

‘‘They were very lucky to walk away with no major injuries,’’ he said.

‘‘The South West has been fatality free for two months and this driving is not what we’d like to see.’’

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