Woman left trapped and injured after car hits tree in Cannington

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Police at the scene of the crash overnight.
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A woman was left for dead by the driver of a car who ran away after smashing into a tree in Perth’s south.

The woman, who is in her 60s, was a passenger in a black Kia Cerato which hit a tree near the Manning Road and Hamilton Street intersection in Cannington overnight.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 1.45am and found the woman inside the crumpled sedan but the driver was no where to be seen.

The passenger side of the car, where the woman was trapped, appeared to have taken the brunt of the impact.

The woman was freed from the wreckage by emergency crews and taken to Royal Perth Hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

While the driver is still unaccounted for, it is understood officers know who they’re searching for.

Meanwhile, crews were also called to a crash earlier in the night on the northbound lane of Kwinana Freeway in Como.

Just after 10pm, a Toyota Camry and BMW crashed while travelling in the same direction near Canning Highway.

No one was seriously injured in the crash and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

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