Doctor and nurse praised for accident help

But the pair say they did what 'any other person with our training would have done'

A doctor and nurse who stopped to help at the scene of a fatal head-on collision at a WA black spot have been praised by ambulance services.

Three people died and nine were injured in the accident north of Perth involving three vehicles, including a Toyota Hilux and a minibus carrying tourists on the Indian Ocean Drive.

Dr Anthony Rengel, an ED doctor, and Grace Mowtschan, a registered nurse, were passing at the time, and stopped and tended to victims, according to a report in the Geraldton Guardian.

A St John spokesperson publicly thanked the duo, along with Dongara St John clinical volunteer Thomas Rossen.

“The efforts made by bystanders to assist at a very traumatic scene was very much appreciated,” area manager Hylton Northey said in the Geraldton Guardian.

The pair later downplayed their role in the tragedy in a statement released by