Boy dies in motorcycle crash

Geraldton Guardian
File photo of ambulance.
Camera IconFile photo of ambulance. Credit: The West Australian

A boy died when a motorcycle and a car collided in Geraldton last night.

Police said the 14-year-old from Spalding, a pillion passenger on the motorcycle, was critically injured at the scene and died a short time later at Geraldton Hospital.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 17-year-old Geraldton youth, was seriously injured and taken to Geraldton Hospital.

The car driver, a 22-year-old Sunset Beach man, was unhurt.

The accident happened just before 8pm at the intersection of North West Coastal Highway and Eighth Street, Wonthella.

Police said a white coloured Honda CBR motorcycle was travelling north along the highway and, as it turned into Eighth Street, it collided with a green coloured Jeep Cherokee.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the crash, or the Honda motorcycle or Jeep Cherokee before to the crash.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

* If you or someone you know is a victim of road trauma phone Road Trauma Support WA on 9420 7262.

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