Man knocked from bike
Monday, 15th April, 2013
A 49-year-old motorcyclist was rushed to Adelaide with serious injuries after colliding with a 4WD on Saturday.
Police said the accident happened when the local man entered the Williams Street roundabout from Brookfield Avenue around 2.15pm.
They said before he could exit he was struck by a 4WD Nissan.
"It caused the rider to fall and be dragged for a few metres," a police spokesman said.
"He suffered a significant injury to his left leg and face.
"He was placed in an induced coma then flown to Adelaide."
Police said the driver of the 4WD was a 54-year-old Mildura resident.
"The driver was taken to the Broken Hill hospital and was treated for shock," the spokesman said.
He said the scene was examined by local forensic services and detectives.
The road in each direction was closed from 2.30pm until 6pm.
"We are still gathering information, if there are any witnesses could they please contact the local police station."
Meanwhile, a 54-yearold South Australian man is expected to face court this week after allegedly threatening a service station attendant.
Police said the man refused to pay for fuel and oil at a Bonanza Street service station around 6.30pm on Friday.
"He claimed to be a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang and that he possessed f irearms," a spokesman said.
"He left and was arrested by police in Eyre Street." Police found the man was in possession of a knife and his licence was suspended in South Australia.
He also refused a roadside breath test.
"He was charged with intimidation, refusing a breath test and a breath analysis, stealing, driving whilst suspended and being in custody of a knife," the spokesman said.
He will appear in court this week.