Police seek witnesses: Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash north of Carnarvon

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Carnarvon police are seeking witnesses to a motorcycle crash that left a 55-year-old man from the UK with a punctured lung and a fractured shoulder.

The crash happened about 5pm yesterday on North West Coastal Highway, about 71km north of Carnarvon.

Acting Senior Sergeant Scott McDonald said police did not believe any other vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened on a remote stretch of highway with a 110km/h speed limit.

“The rider has gone to the side of road and as a result it appears he has gone over the top of his bike and landed on the ground,” he said.

Act. Snr Sgt McDonald said there was no evidence to suggest the rider had been speeding.

A passing motorist alerted police after finding the injured man.

He was taken to Carnarvon Hospital and was expected to be flown to Perth today via the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Police want to talk to anyone who may have seen the man riding a BMW motorcycle, model GSA800, with New South Wales numberplates LKV-77, before the accident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Carnarvon police on 9141 7333.

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