Motorcycle Rider Seriously Injured in Australind Crash

Police are calling for information over a serious crash in Australind on Wednesday night.

South West Traffic officers were travelling on Old Coast Road in Australind just before 8:30pm when they saw a motorcycle approaching them, speeding at over 90km/hr in the 60km speed zone.

The officers activated the police vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens and conducted a u-turn with the intent of stopping the motorcycle and speak to the rider.

The rider failed to stop, accelerating away.

Police aborted the attempts to stop the motorcycle and continued to drive in the direction the motorcycle was last seen heading.

The officers observed a dust cloud in the distance and located the motorcycle crashed at the roundabout at the intersection of Old Coast Road and Paris Road.

Emergency first aid was given to the rider until St John Ambulance personnel arrived.

The rider, who is believed to be a man in his 40s, was taken to Bunbury Hospital with serious injuries.

He was later transferred to Royal Perth Hospital by the RAC Rescue Helicopter.

Major Crash Investigators ask anyone with information regarding the crash or saw the motorcycle involved prior to the accident, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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