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Fatal crash at Para Hills West

12 Feb 2020 4:36pm

Police are investigating a fatal crash at Para Hills West this afternoon.

Emergency services responded to a collision between a car and motorcycle on Bridge Road, near Williamson Road, about 12.45pm on Wednesday 12 February.  The motorcycle burst into flames following the crash.

The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old Walkley Heights man, was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital by ambulance but was sadly pronounced deceased at hospital.

The driver of the car, an 83-year-old Salisbury East woman, was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Major Crash investigators attended the scene and will examine both vehicles.

There have been 11 lives lost on South Australian roads this year, compared to 15 at the same time last year.  The young man is the fifth motorcyclist to die on South Australian roads so far this year.

Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the vehicles travelling through the area immediately prior to the crash.  Anyone with information or dashcam who has not yet spoken to police can provide their details via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

Bridge Road is closed in both directions from Kesters Road through to Maxwell Road while investigators remain at the scene.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.