- Three month-old baby boy killed in a crash in Western Australia on Friday night
- Maroon Holden Commodore was on the Kwinana Freeway when it rolled
- Crash investigators investigating whether speed was a factor in the tragedy
- A vehicle of similar description had been driving erratically prior to the crash
Police will investigate whether speed was a factor in a horrific car crash in Western Australia which claimed the life of a three-month-old baby on Friday night.
The maroon Holden Commodore sedan was travelling south along the Kwinana Freeway just before midnight,when it crashed north of the Safety Bay Road exit in Baldivis in Perth’s southern outskirts.
‘The vehicle rolled and struck a lamp post, and it is believed the driver and two passengers were ejected from the vehicle,’ a Western Australia Police statement said.
Police believe the maroon Holden Commodore sedan may have been driven erratically from prior to the crash which claimed the life of a baby
Tragedy struck on Perth’s Kwinana Freeway(pictured) in the city’s southern outskirts on Friday night
‘Major crash investigators are investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash.’
The three occupants of the vehicle, a man, 20, a woman, 18 and a three-month-old baby boy are all seriously injured.
Members of the public stopped to provide emergency first aid until WA Police and St John Ambulance personnel arrived.
The baby boy was rushed to Rockingham General Hospital and later transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital but sadly has since died.
The man and woman were taken to Royal Perth Hospital and are understood to be the baby’s parents, the ABC reports.
The Kwinana Freeway southbound around Safety Bay Road was closed for more than an hour following the crash.
Police believe the maroon Holden Commodore sedan may have been driving from Success to Baldivis prior to the crash.
‘It is believed a vehicle of similar description had been driving in an erratic manner in the area prior to the crash, and anyone who saw a maroon sedan driving in such a manner between 10pm and the time of the crash is asked to come forward and make contact with the crash investigators,’ the police statement said.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A young man and woman, believed to be the baby’s parents, were also seriously injured in the crash and taken to Royal Perth Hospital (pictured)