Crashes cause concern

THREE men are lucky to be alive after two serious crashes earlier this week.

Following recent rains over the weekend there were two serious crashes on Monday with all three males sustaining serious injuries.

The first incident occurred about 7am on Old Coast Road where a 31-year-old male from Dawesville was riding his motorcycle southbound on the inside lane.

The motorcyclist was clipped and knocked off his bike by a vehicle driven by a 73-year-old before landing on the median strip.

He has since undergone surgery for two broken bones in his left arm and a punctured lung.

The second crash occurred about 9pm in South Yunderup after a vehicle with brothers on board crossed onto the wrong side of Murray Waters Boulevard, left the road, collided with bushes, clipped a bus stop and then rolled.

His 46-year-old passenger was taken to Peel Health Campus where it is believed he has spinal injuries.

Investigations are underway into both crashes with alcohol and speed believed to be a factor in the second crash.

Police are reminding drivers to be careful out on the roads when wet.

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