Karma wins, biker loses

Karma wins, biker loses

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A 36-year-old Spearwood man received serious injuries in the crash. Photograph — Matt Devlin.

A 36-year-old Spearwood man received serious injuries including a shattered leg after he allegedly tried to outrun police on his motorcycle but collided with a car and truck in Armadale on Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Albany Highway and South Western Highway.

About 3.15pm police attempted to stop the man who was riding a Suzuki motorcycle south along Albany Highway because it was allegedly not showing registration plates.

The rider allegedly took off at speed.

Police followed but soon lost sight of him.

They then came across the motorcycle, which had hit a stationary yellow Holden.

Following the impact the rider was thrown from the motorcycle, which came to rest upside down wedged against a semi-trailer also stopped at the traffic lights.

The rider received serious injuries including lacerations to his body and fingers, a shattered leg and dislocated knee.

A St John ambulance spokesman said he was still conscious when officers arrived but was in ‘immense pain’.

“We splinted his legs, put him on a spinal board, gave him pain relief and got him to hospital quick smart,” he said.

The man was taken to Royal Perth hospital where he was now in a stable condition.

A police spokeswoman said police had not charged the man and were still making inquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or the motorcycle prior to the crash was asked to call crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

The motorcycle ended up wedged upside down next to the truck. Photograph —  Matt Devlin.
The motorcycle ended up wedged upside down next to the truck. Photograph — Matt Devlin.