Elgin crash: 13-month-old baby fighting for life after serious collision between truck and car in South West

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The RAC rescue helicopter is on the way to a serious crash in Elgin.
Camera IconThe RAC rescue helicopter is on the way to a serious crash in Elgin. Credit: Michael Wilson/The West Australian

A baby boy is fighting for his life after the car he was travelling in collided with a truck in the South West.

The RAC rescue helicopter was dispatched after the accident on Railway Road in Elgin near Capel, about 195km from Perth.

Police said a white Hino truck and a silver Mitsubishi Triton utility were travelling south before they collided around 10.35am on Wednesday.

A St John WA spokeswoman said at least two ambulances attended to a 13-month-old boy, who was inside the Mitsubishi.

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“The 37-year-old male driver of the utility and the 18-year-old male driver of the truck were uninjured,” a police spokesperson said.

The 13-month-old baby was airlifted to the Perth Children’s Hospital. A PCH spokesman confirmed he remains there in critical condition.

Major crash officers were dispatched to the scene after the collision.

A DFES spokesman said firefighters from the Bunbury and Donnybrook rescue services were also in attendance.

Police said road closures were in place on Railway Road between Gavins and Elgin roads.

Dashcam or mobile phone footage of the crash can be uploaded directly to investigators here.

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, should contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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