Man charged after train and car collide

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Police have charged a man following an incident in Bunbury yesterday.
Camera IconPolice have charged a man following an incident in Bunbury yesterday. Credit: Graphic / South Western Times

Police have charged a man who was allegedly trying to evade a patrol car before colliding with the Australind train yesterday.

Police tried to stop the Holden Commodore on Brittain Road in Carey Park about 2.45pm, but after officers activated their emergency lights and sirens the driver allegedly accelerated away.

Police say they lost sight of the vehicle on Robertson Drive before the driver allegedly tried to cross boom gates and collided with the train.

A man allegedly ran from the crash while a 17-year-old girl remained in the car and was treated for minor injuries.

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The man allegedly involved was arrested a short time later at Wallrodt Crescent in Glen Iris.

Police allege the car was previously stolen from Capel and was bearing false registration plates.

A 21-year-old man was charged with reckless driving, failing to stop after a traffic incident, stealing a motor vehicle, having no authority to drive, failing to render assistance following a crash and fixing false plates to a car.

The man is due to appear in Bunbury Magistrates Court today.

Police are continuing their inquiries into other items allegedly found in the vehicle and in relation to the passenger.

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