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Biker killed in high speed crash

A motorcyclist is dead after slamming into the rear of a car changing lanes on a Perth freeway.

The 26-year-old man from the inner-city suburb of Leederville was riding a 1000cc Yamaha motorbike when it crashed into the Holden Statesman at 4.50pm yesterday. (Footnote from Cookeetree: A Statesman is a big, luxury sedan.)

The accident occurred on the Kwinana freeway, near Rowley Road in Perth's north, West Australian police said.

Speed may have been a factor in the death of the man, police said.

"The Statesman was hit with such force that it has pushed it into a Chrysler jeep towing a trailer," a police spokesman said. "The trailer has then rolled on to its side in the middle of the freeway. The rider has then fallen from his bike and hit a steel guard wire."

Police closed the freeway for four hours.

The motorcyclist died at the scene and the female driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
 

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jeeps84 said:
That sucks no matter what the cause was.
True, but yet another case of an avoidable accident.

If the rider had made a different choice, to ride more safely, he'd still be alive.
 
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