A Coodanup man has had his life support switched off after he was flung from the bonnet of a car in Perth’s south on Saturday night.
St John Ambulance and police were called to Delta Road near Kensie Road in Baldivis following reports a man was seriously injured after an incident involving a Toyota Aurion sedan.
It’s understood the driver and his passengers pulled up to speak with a group they knew about 9:50pm.
Police say three members of the group, including the 18-year-old Coodanup man, climbed on to the outside of the vehicle and as the driver went to leave the man fell and hit his head on the road.
Witnesses said those involved were at a party on the street when the horror unfolded.
“A man held onto the front of the car and two other people grabbed onto the back as the driver was leaving.” A neighbour told Skeer Media.
Witness Aiden Giles explained the three fell off the car when the driver went to speed off.
“The man, who was on the front, smacked his head so hard on the road, it was just a massive thump,” Mr Giles said.
“There was blood everywhere, all down the front of his shirt, his head had split open.
“They had wrapped a towel around his head but he was out of it.
“Apparently, the driver went to speed off but he came back when he found out he was injured.” He said.
The 18-year-old Coodanup man was rushed to Rockingham General Hospital and then transferred to Royal Perth Hospital with serious head injuries.
The local basketball player remained on life-support for several days before his family decided to switch it off.
It’s understood the two people that were on the rear of the car walked away unscathed.
A Toyota sedan was located in a driveway on nearby Mentor street.
Major Crash investigators closed Delta Road as they probed the bloodstained before they moved on to examine the car which was then towed away.
The driver of the sedan, a 17-year-old boy from Wellard, who holds a Leaner’s Permit, is assisting with the investigation.