Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

The Mitchell Freeway southbound is expected to remain closed for several hours after a severely crashed Tuesday afternoon left at least one person fighting for his life.

## ONLINE OUT TO AFTER KL.  18.00 ## A fatal accident near West Leederville has caused traffic chaos on Mitchell Fwy
Camera iconThe accident has caused traffic chaos on Mitchell Fwy. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

The accident happened around 4pm near Lake Monger Drive. Police say two cars collided with a truck as it slowed down.

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Up to three people are believed to have been seriously injured and have been rushed to hospital. It is believed that at least one of the wounded is life-threateningly injured.

“It will take some time to review the scene of the accident and we obviously do not know the extent of the damage to those involved in the accident,” said Inspector Vic Hussey at the scene.

## ONLINE OUT TO AFTER KL.  18.00 ## A fatal accident near West Leederville has caused traffic chaos on Mitchell Fwy
Camera iconThe accident near West Leederville has caused traffic chaos on Mitchell Fwy. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

The latest information from Main Roads is that the highway is closed between Hutton Street and the Graham Farmer Freeway.

Southbound lanes of the Mitchell Freeway remained closed between Hutton Street and the Graham Farmer Freeway from 6 p.m. 19.40.

The highways could not provide a time when the highway was expected to reopen.

Motorists heading south on the freeway are being diverted around the accident from the Hutton Street exit.

Motorists stuck between Hutton Street and the crash site are being diverted through Leederville.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the Leederville area at this time.

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Emergency, towing services and traffic management teams are on site.

Police are directing heavy traffic back to Hutton Street.

Bus services are also currently delayed across the network as a result.

More on the way.

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