Pong player dies in crash involving car in Perth

Pong players are known for their athleticism and aggression but now one of their players has died in a crash involving a car in the city’s inner west.

Key points:The 27-year-old died at Perth’s Royal Northern Hospital on Tuesday nightEmergency services say the driver was found with head injuries and a broken neckHe is believed to have died of asphyxiaThe driver was not injured and the car was taken to Royal Perth Hospital on WednesdayPolice say they are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The man died on Tuesday evening at Perth City Hospital after he fell from a window of a car and into a wall.

Police are appealing to witnesses to contact them.

Police say the man had been playing in a Pong competition at a pub in the inner west of Perth.

They said the car, driven by a 32-year‑old man, was travelling southbound on the Glenmore Highway near Glenmore and was approaching the corner of Glenmore Road and Glenmore Street when it ran a red light and struck a vehicle.

“The driver and passenger in the vehicle both died as a result of asymptomatic heart failure,” police said.

“Police have appealed to anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

The driver’s identity has not yet been released.

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