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Mine workers help treat teenage victims in double fatal road crash

Marble Bar Road near Newman WA
Marble Bar Road near Newman WA

Authorities have acknowledged mine workers who provided emergency medical assistance to teenagers involved in a double fatal car crash in the nation’s Golden Outback region on August 17.

The Western Australia Police Force has recognised the kind-hearted individuals working at a mine site near the Pilbara towns of Newman and Nullagine for coming to the aid of young victims of a horrific road accident that claimed the lives of two women, aged 34 and 35.

“Just after 5pm a 2004 silver Toyota Prado station wagon being driven north on the Marble Bar Road, 120km north of Newman, has left the road rolled several times,” police said in a public statement. “First aid was provided by staff from a nearby mine site.”

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QMEB understands the mine staff in question work for Hancock Prospecting’s Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine, 30 km north of Newman.

Two children in the car were treated for injuries including a 1-year-old girl who had broken bones and a 4-year-old girl who was transported to Newman Hospital.

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Cause remains unknown

The male teen driver of the vehicle suffered from minor injuries while a sixth occupant, a woman in her 30s was unharmed.

Major crash investigating officers are trying to determine what caused the fatal crash.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by phoning 1800 333 000 or visiting www.crimestopperswa.com.au