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Dashcam footage captures van in icy head-on crash near Perth

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Dashcam footage recorded at dusk has captured the moment a van skids uncontrollably on ice and smashes head-on into a family’s car.

Louise Thomson was travelling in the passenger seat of a 4×4, with her partner Grant at the wheel and their three-year-old daughter asleep in the back.

The video shows the view out of the windscreen as the car travels along a country road near Perth.

Both vehicles were damaged in the collision. Pic: Louise Thomson/Facebook
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Both vehicles were damaged in the collision. Pic: Louise Thomson/Facebook

As the vehicle approaches a bend to the right, a white van slides round the corner and crosses into their path.

The back of the van swings wide, scraping the verge as its driver struggles to regain control.

As he straightens up, the footage shows the van’s headlights loom large and crash directly into Ms Thomson’s car.

The family did not suffer any serious injuries. Pic: Louise Thomson/Facebook
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The family did not suffer any serious injuries. Pic: Louise Thomson/Facebook


Posting pictures of the aftermath on Facebook, she said: “Not the best way to spend a Sunday, 2 days before Christmas.”

She added that it was “crazy how quick it all happens”.

Her daughter was “sound asleep in the back”.

The family all had bruising and hospital doctors also discovered Ms Thomson had suffered compressed vertebrae.

“Sore but nothing major!” she wrote, adding that her face was hurt by the airbag and her knees and legs had been “squashed” in the crash.

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