Serious crash causes traffic chaos in Margaret River as highway closed

The West Australian

Access to the Margaret River townsite was partially cut off on Wednesday afternoon, after a utility crashed into a tree.

According to police, the utility left the Bussell Highway and crashed in the centre of town shortly before 5pm.

The Bussell Highway was then closed to allow the rescue helicopter to land before the male driver was flown to Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Margaret River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service redirects traffic and the corner of Bussell Highway and Tunbridge Street following a truck crash.
Camera IconMargaret River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service redirects traffic and the corner of Bussell Highway and Tunbridge Street following a truck crash. Credit: Declan Bush

A hospital spokesperson said the man arrived on Wednesday night and was in a serious but stable condition.

The crash happened outside the Margaret River Visitor Centre with rescue crews later diverting traffic from the scene.

Traffic continued to be diverted around the crash site into the evening as the wreckage was removed.

Traffic banked up Margaret River's main street following the crash.
Camera IconTraffic banked up Margaret River's main street following the crash. Credit: Declan Bush

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