Absolute carnage as car EXPLODES after slamming into a massive kangaroo on a major highway
- Car catches fire after hitting Kangaroo on the Albany Highway near Karrikup
- Couple’s car exploded, but they walked away without suffering serious injuries
- The kangaroo was killed on impact and found around 20 metres down the road
A car has exploded after two holidaymakers struck a huge kangaroo on a major Western Australian highway.
The terrifying incident unfolded at about 10am on Tuesday when the couple’s Subaru Forester slammed into the animal on the Albany Highway near Karrikup.
The tourists pulled off the road after impact, with smoke billowing out of the bonnet near the intersection of Hannan Way and Jackson Road.
A car catches fire after striking a huge kangaroo on the Albany Highway near Karrikup
The couple removed their belongings from the car moments before it went up in flames.
The fire spread to nearby bushland with emergency crews 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 solid roo and you don’t normally see them out like that on the highway at that time of the day,’ he said.
‘It struck the left front of the car. They didn’t swerve and they did all the right things.’
The couple walked away unharmed when their vehicle exploded on the side of the Albany Highway
Emergency crews were on scene to put out the fire that spread to nearby bushland
The kangaroo was killed on impact and found around 20 metres down the road.
The couple were not seriously injured but were taken to hospital as a precaution.
‘The car is destroyed. It was a 10-day-old Subaru Forester. Luckily the occupants got all their belongings out before the car caught fire,’ Sgt Johnson said.