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WA rider dies speeding away from police

AAP logoAAP 18/11/2016

A motorcyclist died when he crashed into a fence after failing to stop for police in Perth's north.

Police spotted the rider, who had a pillion passenger with him, acting suspiciously on Wanneroo Road in Balcatta early on Friday, but he sped away and officers lost sight of the motorcycle.

A short time later, the motorcycle crashed into the fence of a home on Main Street and the rider, aged in his thirties, died on arrival to Royal Perth Hospital.

The female pillion passenger, aged in her twenties, received serious injuries and was also taken to hospital.

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