Teen, 15, ‘collides with police motorbike after fleeing cops’ in Murdoch, taken to hospital

Phil HickeyThe West Australian
Police were called to the scene at around 2.20pm.
Camera IconPolice were called to the scene at around 2.20pm. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/File / The West Australian

A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital after running into the path of a police motorbike in Perth’s southern suburbs.

The dramatic incident unfolded on Wednesday afternoon as police responded to a complaint three motorcycles were travelling together at excessive speed on the Kwinana Freeway cycleway near Farrington Road in Murdoch.

The riders of the bikes were not wearing helmets.

When officers attended the scene just before 2.30pm they saw a man sitting on a stationary motorcycle on the cycleway.

“As police approached the motorcycle the rider abandoned the bike and ran south along the cycleway, colliding with a police motorcycle,” police said in a statement.

The 15-year-old youth was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital for treatment to a serious leg injury. The police officer was uninjured.

Major crash investigators are investigating the collision.

Anyone with further information or vision is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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