Cooloongup: man charged with hit and run


Police at the intersection of Read Street ant Patterson Road yesterday.
Police at the intersection of Read Street ant Patterson Road yesterday.

MAJOR Crash Investigators have charged a man in relation to a hit and run crash in Cooloongup yesterday.

A white Holden Statesman and a Honda motorcycle were travelling south on Read Street at 1.15pm. The two vehicles collided near the intersection of Goongarrie Drive.

The 36-year-old male rider of the motorcycle received serious injuries and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital by St John Ambulance.

It will be alleged the driver of the Holden Statesman failed to stop at the scene.

The Holden Statesman was stopped by police near the intersection of Read Street and Patterson Road, Rockingham a short time later. Four occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody, with the passengers later released.

The alleged driver of the Holden Statesman, a 34-year-old man from Belmont, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, no authority to drive, failing to ensure assistance after a traffic incident and driver failing to report an incident occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court today.

Anyone with information regarding this crash should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.