Motorcyclist in a close highway call

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Police say the alertness and skill of a motorcyclist saved him from death on Albany Highway when he was forced to swerve to the edge of the road to avoid a head-on collision with a car.

Great Southern traffic police are investigating the incident, which occurred at 11.30am between Jarrahdale and Crossman on Wednesday, November 22.

Startling head-cam footage, released by police last week, shows the moment the motorcycle almost collided head-on with a four-wheel drive, believed to be a Land Rover, which was overtaking a road train.

Senior Constable Cameron Mitchell said the motorcyclist, who had his headlight on, was luckily alert and able to take critical evasive action to avoid a fatality.

“This type of driving is inherently dangerous and on this occasion it could have led to at least one fatality,” he said. “The skill of the motorcyclist played a huge part in the collision being avoided.”

Police are seeking to identify the driver and would also like to speak to anyone who saw the car driving in the area around this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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