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WA motorbike deaths surpass 2015 toll

AAP logoAAP 13/10/2016 Rebecca Gredley

Three motorbike riders have died on West Australian roads since Sunday, including two fatal accidents within 10 hours.

The recent deaths take WA's motorbike road toll to 28 for this year, compared to 22 for all of last year.

Acting road safety commissioner Chris Adams said this year's fatalities had mainly been male riders, and about half of the crashes did not involve another vehicle.

"While the road safety commission is working hard to create safer roads and roadsides, motorcycle riders also need to be aware of the risks they face every time they go onto the roads, take necessary precautions, be more responsible for their own safety and be visible to other road users," he said.

The most recent fatality happened in the Perth suburb of Maddington shortly before 9pm on Wednesday, police say.

The 30-year-old male rider hit a square kerb before sliding along grass and hitting a fence.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital but died from his injuries.

Just before 11am on Wednesday, a motorbike and a car collided in Barragup, south of Perth, with the 28-year-old male rider dying in hospital.

The third accident involved a 19-year-old rider colliding with a car in Mandurah on Sunday about 9.30pm.

He died later in hospital and his pillion passenger was seriously injured.

There have been 147 people killed on WA roads in 2016 compared to 125 at the same time last year.

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