Mo­tor­bike, four-wheel-drive in coastal high­way crashes

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The Pil­bara stretch of North West Coastal High­way was the site of two crashes last week.

On Wed­nes­day, a 57-year-old mo­tor­cy­clist was in­jured when he crashed into a cow on the high­way near Mardie Sta­tion about 7pm.

He was taken to Nickol Bay Hos­pi­tal be­fore be­ing air­lifted to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment.

Kar­ratha po­lice of­fi­cer-in-charge Sen. Sgt An­drew Stevens said po­lice found no ev­i­dence the man was driv­ing im­paired by al­co­hol or drugs.

On Fri­day morn­ing, a 68-year-old Amer­i­can tourist was taken to hos­pi­tal with a head lac­er­a­tion af­ter his four-wheel-drive col­lided head-on with an­other ve­hi­cle on North West Coastal High­way about 40km north of Roe­bourne.

The car hit a Land­cruiser ute tow­ing a trailer, be­ing driven by a lo­cal sta­tion hand.

Roe­bourne po­lice, two am­bu­lances and three fire and res­cue brigades were sent to the scene at 9.30am.

Po­lice al­lege the tourist fell asleep at the wheel and have charged him with one count of care­less driv­ing.

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