Cooloongup rubbish truck crash leaves young man fighting for life

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A young man is in a critical condition after a serious crash between a car and a rubbish truck.
Camera IconA young man is in a critical condition after a serious crash between a car and a rubbish truck. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

A young man is in a critical condition after a serious crash between a car and a rubbish truck.

The 21-year-old man was driving a Hyundai Excel in Cooloongup about 5.45am this morning when the car collided with a white and blue rubbish truck.

Police said the Hyundai had been travelling east along Elanora Drive when it hit the truck, which was travelling south on Ennis Avenue.

It is understood the young man was trapped inside his car for some time before the arrival of Department of Fire and Emergency Services and St John Ambulance crews.

He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries, and is now in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

The 49-year-old truck driver was not injured.

Major Crash officers are investigating the crash.

Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the traffic crash or observed the Hyundai or rubbish truck in the Cooloongup area prior to the crash.

Anyone that can assist is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make a report online at crimestoppers.com.au.

Dashcam, mobile phone and CCTV vision relating to this crash can be uploaded to: https://wapf.au.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/rtc-cooloongup-23-july-2020

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