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Mum and toddler flown to Perth from fatal crash
Mum and toddler flown to Perth from fatal crash

A toddler and mother are recovering in Perth hospitals after they were injured in a car rollover which claimed the life of the man believed to be the child’s father in the Goldfields yesterday afternoon.

The family were travelling on Goldfields Highway, about 5km north of Leonora when their Toyota Land cruiser rolled about 3.50pm.

The male driver is understood to have died at the scene.

A woman aged in her mid 20s, who is believed to be the man’s partner, received injuries in the crash and was flown by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to Perth.

A 16-month-old child, who was secured in a baby capsule at the time of the crash, received minor injuries and was in a stable condition when the RFDS arrived.

The pair was flown to Jandakot last night, with the mother transferred to Royal Perth Hospital and the toddler to Princess Margaret Hospital. This morning the woman was in a critical condition.

Leonora police were last night at the scene of the accident trying to determine what may have caused the rollover.

They ask for anyone who may have seen the Toyota prior to the crash or the crash itself to contact Crime Stoppers.

The West Australian

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