A 19 year-old Allanson man is in a serious condition in Royal Perth Hospital after a crash in Collie yesterday.
The crash occurred just before 1pm on Monday, October 10 on Mungalup Road, near Atkinson Street and the Collie Golf Club.
The 19 year-old man was riding a motorbike along Mungalup Road, when he collided with a four-wheel drive.
Collie police, St John Ambulance, and Collie Fire and Rescue Services attended the scene and provided medical assistance to the rider.
The man received serious injuries and was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital by the RAC rescue helicopter where he remains in a serious condition.
The driver of the four wheel drive was not injured and is assisting police with their ongoing investigation.
Collie Police Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said officers from the Major Crash Unit have been investigating the crash.
“Major crash are going to be continuing the investigations there- we had six officers from major crash down yesterday,” he said.
“They came down and assessed the scene- they do all of the measurements and calculations and conduct a full investigation.”
Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said if anyone has information regarding the crash to please get in touch with police.
“We have had a lot of people ring in and give us information in regards to the bike and what it may have been doing before the accident,” he said.
“If there are any witnesses that may have seen a black Suzuki motorbike being ridden around town before 1pm, if they could please call police and give us any information it would be of assistance in our investigation.”
Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said the crash was a tragedy, especially in a small town like Collie.
“Families and friends are going to be severely impacted by this, it just has a snowball effect,” he said.
“The efforts of the emergency services and some members of the public who stopped to assist at the time, was fantastic to see.”
“It was a very professional response in a terrible and extreme circumstance.”
“Everyone had a job to do and they did it well.”
If you have any information regarding the crash, contact Collie Police on 9734 6333.