[20 OCT 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Local People Die In
three British people who were killed in a horrific crash in
Australia came from Coventry and Bedworth, it has been revealed.
victims of yesterday’s smash have been named as Ronald Haworth,
aged 66, of Radford, Coventry, and Terry Rowe, aged 63, and Janet
Ann Wilson, aged 60, both from Bedworth.
were in a family group involved in an accident near Perth in
Western Australia. They are all believed to come from the Coventry
and Warwickshire area.
man, David Walker, aged 46, of Forestfield, Western Australia was
also killed in the accident.
minibus was crushed on after colliding with a lorry, after
apparently turning into its path at 11am local time yesterday.
group of relatives, all believed to be from the Coventry and
Warwickshire area, were on holiday when their minibus was crushed
on a main road after apparently turning into the path of a meat
of the group were still in hospital today.
said the devastated wreckage was pushed along the road for 50
yards before coming to a halt.
ambulances were sent to the scene, but there were still not enough
paramedics to deal with the casualties.
crews had to use cutting equipment to get everyone out of the
minibus driver was in a critical condition, two people were stable
and said to be improving slightly while a fourth who was
readmitted yesterday was said to be comfortable.
lorry driver was uninjured but was said to be in an extreme state
minibus was taking people to a on their way to a picnic at the
beach resort of Rockingham, 30 miles south of Perth.