Motorcyclist Kill, two others Injured by freeway Crash on Christmas charity Ride In Western Australia


One person has died and three others have been injured in a freeway crash in Perth during a charity event.

In a highway crash in Western Australia, a motorcyclist on a Christmas charity Ride was killed and three others were seriously injured.

The 39-year-old woman was one of over 1,000 people who took part in the annual gathering.

When she lost control, she was riding a Honda motorbike along the Mitchell Highway, smashing into a fence. At the scene, she died.

Police claim two other motorcycle riders tried to brake to prevent the Honda from crashing, but they were unable to stop in time.

A Suzuki bike, with its 59-year-old female rider surviving with minor injuries, burst into flames.

There was also a three-wheeled BRP spyder, critically injured by a 67-year-old man and his 56-year-old pillion rider.

Witnesses told newsmen that just before the accident, the 39-year-old rider was waving to spectators above the Whitfords Avenue bridge.

Event organiser, Colin Scott said;

“This is our 45th anniversary and this is the first time we’ve had something as tragic as this happen,”

“We feel a lot for this poor family of the people who are severely impacted.”

The incident forced the police to shut down the freeway for over four hours between Hepburn Avenue and Ocean Reef Lane.

For potential activities, fellow riders have proposed that the speed limit should be lowered to 80 km/h.