One person has died and another is in hospital after the stolen Ferrari they were travelling in crashed into a metal barrier as they attempted to evade police in Perth.
Police said the vehicle had been reported stolen from outside a cafe in West Perth about 10:20am this morning.
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One Dead, One Injured as Stolen Ferrari Bursts Into Flames Following Crash
“As they approached the vehicle to speak to the occupants, the vehicle accelerated away, crashed approximately 100 metres away, and caught fire,” a WA Police spokesman said.
“One of the occupants, a man, was taken to hospital and is currently assisting with the investigation.
The survivor was arrested and given medical treatment at the scene before being taken to hospital with serious burns.
Officers from the Major Crash Unit and detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit remain at the scene, near the intersection of Charles Street.
“I thought they were gone. I thought they were dead for sure. Because it was instant — it was so big, the whole thing was engulfed,” Ms Di Lello said.
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“It was the scariest thing wed ever seen and having it running through your mind, thinking is anybody else caught up in it … its just the scariest thing to think about,” Max said.
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Inspector Dave Brierley said it was unclear what exactly caused the death, as the matter is subject to an inquiry.
“Attempts were made from car fire extinguishers which were unsuccessful as you can see from the car itself, it burned quite quickly and police were unable to get one of the people out of the car,” he said.
“What were looking for now, is if anyone in the vicinity that had dashcam, or has witnessed the scene and hasnt actually spoken to police yet, to please contact police on 1800 333 000, and any footage would be appreciated,” Inspector Brierley said.
Police said road closures were in place and advised motorists to take alternate routes or expect delays.
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One person has died after a luxury Ferrari burst into flames after it was stolen from outside a café.
About an hour later, police officers on patrol spotted the car parked on Vincent Street, North Perth, and decided to approach the alleged thieves.