Rider’s hospital appeal to hit-run driver

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A YOUNG motorcycle rider says he feels lucky despite snapping his femur in a frightening hit and run in Perth’s south east.

Aaron Lumsden was riding his Kawasaki home from university about 11.15am on Spencer Road in Thornlie when a car turned across his path.

The 23-year-old said the last thing he remembers is a green hatchback pulling in front of him before he crashed into it and was sent flying through the air.

“All I saw was a bonnet and then there was just motion, I was tumbling everywhere and then I hit the ground. Everything from my waist to my ankle was excruciating pain,” he said.

Motorists who saw the crash rushed to Mr Lumsden’s aid but police say the driver of the green Hyundai Excel he crashed into did not stop.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital by paramedics with a broken leg and grazes to his leg and face but was tonight in a stable condition.

Mr Lumsden said he was speaking out to urge the driver of the car he hit to come forward and send a message to other motorists to be very aware of their surrounds.

“I don’t know what his or her situation is but I just hope that the whole thing gets resolved fairly quick by the police and I have full faith in the police,” he said.

“We have road rules for a reason and if we just pay a little more attention and awareness of what’s coming around the corner and who is driving and riding then perhaps this stuff would happen far less often.”

Mr Lumsden, who has been riding for about a year, said his mother was “adamant” he should not keep riding but that he was pretty sure he would be back on his bike when he recovered.

“I feel very lucky, it could be far worse,” he said.

Anyone who saw the crash can contact Crime Stoppers.



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