A tragic incident occurred recently when a truck crashed into a broken down car on Brookton-Corrigin Road, 2 hours west of Perth.
A mother and her 10 year old son were killed as they waited in the car for her partner who had walked to find a petrol station. The car had broken down because it ran out of petrol.
Three other children who was also in the car were rushed to Perth hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Police say the 46 year old truck driver was towing grain trailers when he rounded a bend and crashed into the car and trailer. The impact of the crash pushed the car into a nearby paddock, claiming the lives of the mother and her 10 year old son.
Following the crash police found the father walking 11km west along Brookton-Corrigin Road.
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