Police seek information over motorcycle and police car crash

Officers would like to speak to anyone with information over a police car and motorcycle crash in Coodanup.

Traffic officers have charged a man following a crash between a motorcycle and a marked police car in Coodanup early yesterday evening, Thursday 1st of June 2017.

At approximately 6pm Police were driving south in the left hand lane of Mandurah Road, just prior to Coodanup Drive, when they were overtaken by a motorcycle travelling at excessive speed without headlights or tail lights.

The driver of the police car activated the lights and sirens, indicated, and after checking for traffic moved into the right hand lane. At this time a black Kawasaki motorcycle has approached the rear of the police car at speed, braked heavily and clipped the rear-right side of the vehicle.

The motorcycle left the road into the middle median strip, slid along the scrub and came to stop on its side with the rider.

The rider was taken by St John’s Ambulance to Peel Health Campus. The motorcycle was significantly damaged and has been seized by police. The police car received a broken tail light and a damaged bumper.

Inquiries are ongoing and 38 year old man from Singleton is assisting police with their inquiries.

Officers would like to speak to anyone that witnessed the crash, the motorcycles prior to the crash, or knows the identity of the first motorcyclist. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or can make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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