Crane driver critically injured in highway transportation

Written by Jerry Wu A 25 tonne articulated crane flipped over after a tyre blew out causing the driver to lose control. The incident happened at around 2.50pm on Thursday 15 November, a 41-year-old man was driving a 25-tonne articulated crane in a westerly direction along the North West Coastal Highway in Mount Anketelle. The 41…

Main Road unveils new central hub for traffic and road management

Main Roads WA has unveiled its new high tech operations system today, and will be capable of managing traffic flow across the entire metropolitan area. The Road Network Operations Centre (RNOC) features sophisticated technology and improved data feedback to help improve congestion on our roads. Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said one of the priorities of…

Man in critical condition after hit and run

At approximately 5:25pm yesterday afternoon, a crash occurred when a 36 year old male pedestrian crossing Majella Road was struck by a small blue hatchback vehicle. The victim was taken to Royal Perth Hospital where he remains in a critical condition. Major Crash Officers are investigating this Westminster traffic crash as a hit and run.…

Kwinana Freeway To Get Smart Tech Upgrade

Perth’s first smart technology freeway will be coming within months after the State Government awarded a major contract. Tender for the new extra lane for the Kwinana Freeway northbound has been awarded to SmartWay Alliance. This alliance is formed a three companies including BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, Ventia Pty Ltd and Arup Pty Ltd, working…

Man and Children Injured in Reid Highway Three-Car Crash

A man and three children are in hospital after three-car crash on Reid Highway on Monday. A blue Ford Focus Hatch was travelling east along Reid Highway in the left lane at around 10:45am alongside a white Subaru station sedan in the same direction. As the two lanes merged, both vehicles made contact forcing the…

Reid Highway Duplication Project Explore Bridge Possibility

The government will call for designs and construction proposals for the Reid Highway duplication project. The $70 million project opportunity came about after City Of Swan’s funding contributions for the bridge project. New suburbs including Caversham and Dayton will be given alternative bus lanes to cross-over Reid Highway, pedestrian and emergency vehicles will also be…

Two Killed in Badgingarra Car-Truck Collision

Two people have died after a car crashed into a truck on Brand Highway in Badgingarra, 205 kilometres north of Perth. A Mack Prime Mover travelling south on the highway was pulling two semi-trailers and a dolly about 11:40am on Wednesday when it collided with a Mazda CX7 travelling north on the highway. The Mazda…

Regional Enforcement Unit To Target Country Roads

The announcement of the Regional Enforcement Unit to join police operations comes just before Easter, with hopes it will strengthen traffic enforcement efforts. “Our country roads are regularly over-represented in road fatalities and serious injury crashes,” said Road Safety and Police Minister, Michelle Roberts. The REU will be deployed to country highways, targeting unsafe driving…

Young girl dies after being struck by vehicle on Albany Highway

A tragedy occurred this morning in Gosnells, where a young girl sadly passed away. Around 6:20am, in the vicinity of the Gosnells Baptist Chruch, a three year old girl ran across the road and was struck by a vehicle. All lanes of Albany Highway were closed while authorities invesitigated, and the reopened just before 9:00am.…