Pair lucky to be alive  after  crash
Firefighters at the scene in Edgewater on Saturday night. Picture: Supplied

A 19-year-old Pearsall student says she cannot believe she and her aunt are alive after a suspected drunk driver crossed on to the wrong side of the road and ploughed into her car in Edgewater on Saturday night.

Kelly Haywood, 19, had spent the evening with her aunt Sasha Russell, 29, at the Western Force rugby match in Perth and the pair had left happy after Ms Russell got her Force jersey signed by one of the players.

As Ms Haywood drove the pair home along Ocean Reef Road in Edgewater about 8.30pm they saw headlights coming towards them.

A black Holden utility had crossed from the westbound lanes into their lane and was headed straight for Ms Haywood's Holden Cruze.

"I just remember seeing it and then bam," Ms Haywood said. "(The utility) hit and it knocked the wind out of both me and Sasha.

"The glass shattered right in front of us and I just saw the car in slow motion collapse into us."

A Good Samaritan couple carried Ms Haywood out of the car.

But Ms Russell was trapped in her seat with a broken leg.

Firefighters had to cut the roof off the car to get her out.

She was taken to Royal Perth Hospital.

"I just remember screaming for Sasha and I could just see her head," Ms Haywood said.

"She was just looking around and I felt so scared, I just felt so bad that I got out and she had to get cut out."

Ms Haywood was taken to Joondalup Hospital where she was treated for broken bones in her feet, a degloved knee, bruising and internal bleeding.

"I'm so happy to be alive," she said. "I can't believe that we walked away from that."

The 30-year-old driver of the utility had serious injuries and was taken to RPH.

Ms Haywood said the driver would have to live with the consequences of the collision "for the rest of his life".

"I do feel sorry for him but I am a bit angry my car is gone and I'm sore and broken," she said.

Police are asking for anyone who saw either vehicle in the minutes before the crash to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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