At about 11:00pm on Saturday 19 November 2016, police were called to attend a serious traffic crash on the North West Coastal Highway in Rangeway. It appears a scooter has hit the side of a van, causing the scooter to lose control and crash.
On arrival, police assisted paramedics with the 34 year old rider of the scooter who suffering life-threatening injuries. The rider was airlifted by RFDS to Perth in a critical condition for emergency surgery.
Other road users have reported to police that the scooter was being ridden erratically before the incident. Police are investigating if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Mid West Gascoyne Traffic Enforcement Group and the Major Crash Investigation Section are investigating the incident.
Police are appealing to any witnesses who may have observed the altercation and are urged to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
Update: Police have issued a correction to the age of the person.