WA Roads: Fatal Safety Bay Motorcycle Crash Extends Horror Weekend For State Drivers

A weekend of horror on the roads of WA has continued after a motorcyclist was killed in a tragic accident in south Perth.

The Harley Davidson rider was traveling along Safety Bay Road when he left the tarmac and hit a utility pole near the Malibu Road intersection around 2 a.m. Sunday.

The 44-year-old motorcyclist suffered catastrophic injuries and died at the scene.

Camera iconA weekend of horror on the roads of WA has continued after a motorcyclist was killed in a tragic crash at Safety Bay. Credit: EVENING NEWS/EVENING NEWS

This brought the death toll on WA’s roads this weekend to four.

On Friday night, a woman driving a Ford Fiesta died after her car hit a tree in Kondinin, 280 kilometers east of Perth in the Wheatbelt.

The 23-year-old driver was driving west along the Corrigin-Kondinin Road near Skyes Road at around 11.45am when the tragedy happened.

She suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.

Meanwhile, a 50-year-old man was killed when his car cut through a sign and slammed into a hobby shop in the southern suburbs of southern Perth on Friday night.

Authorities said a Holden Commodore and a Toyota Hilux were traveling along South Street, approaching Stock Road, in O’Connor at around 7.15pm when they collided, setting off the series of events tragic.

A witness described the horrifying moment the Commodore hurtled through the air, flipping over several times as it narrowly missed a gas station and crashed into a nearby store.

A 50-year-old man was killed when his car cut through a sign and slammed into a hobby shop in the southern suburbs of southern Perth on Friday night.
Camera iconA 50-year-old man was killed when his car cut through a sign and slammed into a hobby shop in the southern suburbs of southern Perth on Friday night. Credit: news of the night
Authorities said a Holden Commodore and a Toyota Hilux were traveling along South Street, approaching Stock Road, in O'Connor at around 7.15pm when they collided, setting off the series of events tragic.
Camera iconAuthorities said a Holden Commodore and a Toyota Hilux were traveling along South Street, approaching Stock Road, in O’Connor at around 7.15pm when they collided, setting off the series of events tragic. Credit: Jackson Flindell/western australia

“I was just there in shock thinking ‘what just happened,'” Dev Mankar said.

“I heard the crash…and I looked out the window and saw the car overturn,” Mr Mankar added.

“It was a very fast crash…with lots of airtime.”

The 47-year-old man driving the Toyota managed to get away with only minor injuries.

A horror crash on Saturday claimed the life of a 47-year-old driver and forced the closure of Albany Highway in WA’s Great Southern.

A Toyota Prado was traveling north on the Albany Freeway in the Green Valley around 2:45 p.m. when it collided with an Isuzu MU-X traveling in the opposite direction.

The crash, which happened near the Millbrook Road intersection, killed the 47-year-old Isuzu driver and left a 15-year-old girl with minor injuries.

The crash scene on Albany Highway in Green Valley.
Camera iconThe crash scene on Albany Highway in Green Valley. Credit: Liam Croy/Albany Advertiser

The driver of the Prado, a 67-year-old woman, was seriously injured and was taken by St John to the Albany Health Campus.

Officers from the Major Accident Investigation Section are investigating the crash and have appealed for witnesses.

WA’s RAC rescue helicopter was also called out for a serious head-on crash in the southwest of the state on Saturday just after 11 a.m.

A Mercedes sedan and a Toyota Hilux collided on the Vasse Freeway near the Brockman Freeway intersection in Nannup, 280 kilometers south of Perth.

A female driver in her 50s suffered minor injuries while a man in his 30s suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The young man had become trapped in the wreckage and needed the help of four volunteer fire and rescue service units to be freed around 12:30 p.m.

The man was flown to Bunbury for treatment, while the woman was taken to Nannup Hospital for a check-up.

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