Teen recovering after ATV crash

Lucky teen recovering

Police saw a steady week of work attending 74 jobs and only cycling five people through the local lock up.

Police have warned drivers not to leave valuables unattended in their vehicles after a spate of car break ins over the past week.

Of the stations 74 jobs, 10 involved vehicles being broken including multiple at the Collie Hospital car park.

Last Wednesday night about 1:30am, October 30, the burglary and theft of a motor vehicle from Muja Mine Site occurred.

The white Toyota Landcruiser Ute is yet to be recovered with Collie police and Bunbury detectives viewing CCTV footage and continuing enquiries into three persons of interest.

Another suspicious fire was lit last week along Coalfields Highway at the intersection of Raymond Road.

Offenders lit up bush land in the area and 250-500 square metres was burnt before the Department of Fire and Emergency Services was able to extinguish the fire.

Police urge anyone with information to contact them.

Over the weekend, a 14-year-old boy and his family have counted their lucky stars after the teen was found alone and injured after a single vehicle incident involving a four wheel drive All Terrain Vehicle and a tree.

As a result of the crash the young man received several injuries including a number of fractures which required him to be taken to Perth by the RAC rescue helicopter.

Police believe that it was a mixture of inexperience and speed which led to the crash.

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said while the teenager was riding in an approved ATV area, it was a timely reminder for others to ensure they wear all safety equipment and let their whereabouts known by others.

"Someone happened to be driving on the road and came across the incident so he is very lucky," he said.

"We implore people that even when you're going out to approved areas make sure to have someone with you and wear the approved safety gear, not just a helmet."

The teen remains in Perth with his family however is reportedly okay and on the mend.