Fam­ily look­ing for an­swers

Wanneroo Times - - Front Page - Mark Don­ald­son

THE an­guish of los­ing his brother in a mo­tor­cy­cle crash in Hil­larys is only wors­ened by unan­swered ques­tions around his death for Paul Win­field and his fam­ily.

Adam Win­field (41) was rid­ing a Har­ley Davidson on Water­ford Drive when he lost con­trol and struck a parked Toy­ota Rav4 at the front of a home about 3pm near Camp­bell Drive on Oc­to­ber 20. He died on Novem­ber 14. Police have put the fa­tal­ity down to speed but are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

A res­i­dent who ran out­side to help Adam told the Win­fields there was another man on a mo­tor­bike nearby but he left with­out as­sist­ing in the emer­gency. The fam­ily has con­tacted the

Times in the hope of find­ing the po­ten­tial wit­ness as they look to bet­ter un­der­stand their loved one’s fi­nal mo­ments.

Mr Win­field re­called the grief of his sib­ling be­ing in a coma in in­ten­sive care for three weeks. He con­tracted a chest infection, which caused trou­ble with his breath­ing and led to pneu­mo­nia.

“Adam was run­ning a very high fever,” he said.

“After two weeks in ICU he suf­fered a heart at­tack. He was re­sus­ci­tated but this proved fatal for any chance of re­cov­ery.”

Mr Win­field said he and his brother had rid­den mo­tor­cy­cles their whole lives and he could not un­der­stand why he would not have braked.

The woman who helped Adam said she yelled out for help to a man sit­ting on a mo­tor­bike un­der a tree across the road but he did not ac­knowl­edge the plea.

Mr Win­field does not think the rider had any­thing to do with the crash but be­lieves he would have seen what hap­pened.

“For him not to come for­ward or even to go over and help the woman, it’s a bit strange to me,” he said.

The am­bi­gu­ity around the in­ci­dent has made the griev­ing process all the more dif­fi­cult for the fam­ily.

“Ev­ery­one is try­ing to deal with it in their own way. I think my dad has come to terms with it and he wants an­swers,” Mr Win­field said.

Police con­firmed in­ves­ti­ga­tors were look­ing for a “par­tic­u­lar mo­tor­cy­clist who may have seen the crash”.

A spokes­woman said the man, thought to be in his mid to late 40s, was on a dark mo­tor­cy­cle.

He was wear­ing a black leather jacket and a full-face hel­met with dark vi­sor.

The Win­fields are of­fer­ing a re­ward for in­for­ma­tion that leads to the wit­ness.

Call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

Paul Win­field is look­ing for wit­nesses to his brother’s death. www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d464467

Adam Win­field

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