Cooloongup crash arrest

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Rockingham Detectives have charged a man as a result of their investigation into a traffic crash that occurred in Cooloongup yesterday, Wednesday 18 January 2023.

About 5.05am, the man was driving a blue Ford Focus hatchback when he allegedly struck a man riding a BMX bicycle on Wyola Street.

The cyclist, a 34-year-old man, sustained head injuries as a result of the crash and was conveyed to hospital for treatment.

The 37-year-old male driver of the Ford Focus and the cyclist are known to each other.

It will also be alleged the driver of the Ford Focus did not stop after the crash and drove away without rendering assistance to the victim.

The 37-year-old man from Cooloongup has been charged with:
• Driver Failed to Stop and Ensure Assistance Received after Incident Occasioning Bodily Harm; and
• Driver Fail to Report an Incident Occasioning Bodily Harm.

He is due to appear before the Rockingham Magistrates Court on 13 February 2023.