Woman stable after being hit by car in Rivervale, two others in custody after police chase in Canning Vale
A woman is in hospital after she was hit by a car in Rivervale overnight.
A blue Audi sedan travelling east on Great Eastern Highway hit the woman in her 40s while she was crossing near Kooyong Road about 6.45pm Saturday.
The woman suffered serious injuries, with reports first responders had to give her CPR before she was taken to Royal Perth Hospital.
The crash caused major problems in the area as traffic began to build, with detectives from the major crash investigation section called to attend.
The woman was this morning in a stable condition and the driver of the Audi, a man in his 60s, is assisting police with their inquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a report online.
The collision came hours before a short police pursuit in Canning Vale near Ranford Road.
About 10.15pm police spotted a grey Jeep Cherokee which was allegedly stolen form a car yard between Friday night and Saturday morning and followed it to Willeri Drive in Willetton, where they activated their lights and sirens and tried to stop it.
Instead of pulling over the driver allegedly sped away, however, fleeing for just under 10 minutes before police managed to stop him on Fern Road and Bungaree Road in Cannington.
Both the driver and a passenger were taken into custody, with one of them — a 36-year-old man from Wilson — later charged with stealing a motor vehicle, reckless driving to escape pursuit, stealing, failing to comply with a direction to stop, exceeding .08g alcohol per 100ml of blood and having no authority to drive.
He is due to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today.
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