Anita Board dies in hospital after crash at Perth Motorplex

Anita Board dies in hospital after crash at Perth Motorplex

Anita Board suffered critical injuries in the crash at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana yesterday afternoon and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but sadly passed away today.

The dragster she was driving was powered by a 210cc engine.

A young girl has died after sustaining life-threatening injuries, after she lost control of her drag-racing vehicle and crashed into a cement barrier during a test run at Perth Motorplex on Saturday.

Anita Board crashed into a cement barrier at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana while going for her licence at the Goldenstates Junior Dragster event on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Australian National Drag Racing Association rule book, the minimum age to race is eight, which Anita turned on Thursday. "My heart in a million pieces atm [at the moment]".

Mike Sprlyan, of Junior Dragster Australia, told Perth Now it was not unusual for an eight-year-old to get behind the wheel of what is referred to as a "tin pot", a beginners machine that can reach top speeds of 40-50km/h.

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'Everyone at the Australian National Drag Racing Association extends its honest and deepest condolences to Anita's family, friends and the wider drag racing community at this tragic time.

Anita's family spent the night by her bedside, with her grandfather telling 7 News they went to hell and back hoping for a miracle that didn't come.

The page was also flooded with messages of support for the family.

Speaking earlier on Sunday, a WA Police spokeswoman said Mandurah detectives were investigating the accident.

Police want to speak with anyone who saw or took video of the crash and are preparing a report for the coroner.

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