Motorbike, four-wheel-drive in coastal highway crashes
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.