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Man dies after motorcycle crash at notorious Baldivis intersection

Emergency services at the Sixty Eight Road and Baldivis Road intersection in 2018. Photo: Tex Reeks.

A man has died after a motorcycle and 4wd collided at a intersection notorious for crashes in Baldivis on Friday. 

Major Crash investigators said a silver Pagsta motorcycle and a white Toyota Hilux collided at the intersection of Eighty and Sixty Eight Roads about 7:10am. 

Its understood the motorcycle burst into flames on impact.

The motorcycle rider, a man, believed to be in his 50s, sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

The driver of the Hilux was not injured in the crash. 

The Sixty Eight Road and Eighty Road intersection is known for serious crashes.

In July 2018, a car and cement truck collided which resulted in the death of an overseas visitor.

The crash killed a woman and seriously injured two others.

Police also revealed that the intersection claimed the life of another man in 2005.

One dead two injured in 2018 Baldivis crash. Photo: Tex Reeks.

According to Main Roads data from the past five years, up until six months ago, there had been seven crashes at the intersection and more than 23 crashes on Sixty Eight Road alone.

City of Rockingham councillor Matt Whitfield posted to social media that he had previously worked with the local government to make sure upgrades were installed at the intersection.

“This has been a problematic intersection for some drivers,” he wrote.

“Due to the number of accidents here I worked with the City to make sure that there were rumble strips installed, more signs and that the vegetation around the intersection was as clear as possible to allow clear visibility.

“Once Nairn Drive connects with Sixty Eight Road then this intersection will be blocked off, this might be another five years away though.”

Main Roads have been contacted for comment.

Major Crash investigators would like to speak to anyone who saw the motorycle crash on Friday, or the vehicles in the area before the collision. 

Investigators ask anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Dash camera vision and photos can be provided to Major Crash investigators by uploading them via this official WA Police link.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reeks' interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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