One of the three involved in the Mitchell Freeway horror accident has died, and the other is fighting for life at Royal Perth Hospital.
Police confirmed that just before 8 pm, one person was seriously injured and died in a crash that occurred around 4 pm.
The other two were rushed to RPH.
At least one of them is understood to be in danger.
The Mitchell Freeway stopped for hours on Tuesday afternoon after the crash.
The southbound lane of the freeway was closed at 4 pm after two cars ran behind a slowing truck near Lake Monger Drive.
The incident left thousands of afternoon commuters stuck in stopped traffic during peak hours, leaving cars lining up in the southbound lane for miles.
The turmoil spread throughout Perth’s transportation infrastructure, and buses were delayed throughout the network.
An alternative route was blocked by a driver trying to avoid Bedlam on the Mitchell Freeway, which was closed 7km from Hatton Street to Graham Farmer Freeway.
Emergency services required the one involved in the crash to be separated from the White Nissan Patrol.
I saw a large flatbed truck loaded with wooden pallets sitting beside a broken four-wheel drive shipwreck.
The front of Nissan was destroyed.
Traffic passed through the scene in a single lane open to the driver when paramedics worked to save the people involved in the crash.
“It will take some time to see the crash scene. Obviously, we don’t know the extent of the injuries to the people involved in the crash,” Insp said. Vic Hassy said on the spot.
After the accident on Tuesday night, the traffic management team and police had been diverting traffic for hours.
Witness Ian Hilton told 9News that he heard the “big impact” and felt the ground sway as the vehicle ran up behind the collision.
The major crash detectives were stitching together what happened in the moment before the crash yesterday.
Mitchell Freeway Crash: One dies, another fights for life after putting Perth into gridlock with a peak smash
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