Absolute carnage as car EXPLODES after crashing into a huge kangaroo on a major highway
- Car catches fire after hitting Kangaroo on Albany Highway near Karrikup
- The couple’s car exploded, but they walked away without suffering serious injuries
- The kangaroo was killed in the collision and found about 20 meters away
A car has exploded after two holidaymakers hit a huge kangaroo on a major highway in Western Australia.
The terrifying incident happened at about 10 a.m. Tuesday when the couple’s Subaru Forester collided with the animal on the Albany Highway near Karrikup.
The tourists left the road after the collision, with smoke billowing from the hood at the intersection of Hannan Way and Jackson Road.
A car catches fire after hitting a huge kangaroo on the Albany Highway near Karrikup
The couple removed their belongings from the car just before it went up in flames.
The fire spread to nearby bushland with emergency services from Mount Barker, Albany and Narrikup rushing to the scene.
Sergeant David Johnson told… The West the couple had done nothing wrong.
“It was a big sturdy cage and you don’t normally see them like that on the highway at that time of day,” he said.
“It hit the left front of the car. They didn’t budge and did the right things.’
The couple escaped unharmed when their vehicle exploded on the side of the Albany Highway
Emergency services were on site to extinguish the fire that spread to nearby bushland
The kangaroo was killed in the collision and found about 20 meters away.
The couple was not seriously injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.
“The car has been destroyed. It was a 10 day old Subaru Forester. Fortunately, the occupants had all their belongings out before the car caught fire,” said Sgt Johnson.