Child killed as car ploughs into spectators at WA rally

A YOUNG boy was killed and two people seriously injured when a rally car ploughed into a group of spectators at a Western Australian rally on the weekend.

The six-year-old boy was killed at the scene, while a eight-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were injured and flown to a Perth hospital on Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened about 280km south of Perth, between Nannup and Manjimup, during a rally event in the area.

Motoring body the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport released a statement expressing its condolences for those affected.

WA Police and the state's major crash squad were still investigating the matter on Sunday.

- APN Newsdesk



CQ storms: BoM warns of 200mm rainfall north of Rocky

CQ storms: BoM warns of 200mm rainfall north of Rocky

TROPICAL airmass brings more unstable weather to the region.

Missing teen's car found ditched in Rocky, 1100km from home

Missing teen's car found ditched in Rocky, 1100km from home

'Out of character' disappearance has family, police worried

Bloody break-in bungle: Man arrested at Rocky home

Bloody break-in bungle: Man arrested at Rocky home

UPDATE: Man in 60s taken to Rocky hospital

Local Partners