Daughter s plea after fatal crash

The daughter of a Craigie man who died after being knocked from his motorcycle last month has pleaded with drivers to remember the basics of road safety.

Paul McGovern, 60, was travelling north on Marmion Avenue just after 6pm on Tuesday, May 27, when he collided with a car about 100m from Hepburn Avenue.

His 24-year-old daughter, Sarah Crooke, said police had told her he was then run over by another vehicle.

Major crash officers are still investigating the incident, which involved Mr McGovern's red Honda motorcycle, a white Mitsubishi Triton ute and a white Toyota Commuter panel van.

Mrs Crooke, who has a four-month-old son, described her father as a fun-loving man who enjoyed music and the ocean.

She urged witnesses to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

"As far as real, concrete details, we don't know what happened," she said. "They're still collecting witness statements.

"We've been told a car in front of him made an erratic manoeuvre and knocked him off his bike then the car behind ran him over. A lot of people didn't stop at the scene, so there are a lot of people out there who would have seen what happened, and we're asking them to come forward."

She said negligent driving was making Perth's roads a treacherous place for motorcyclists, even for experienced riders such as her late father. "I only took him to Joondalup Hospital about six months ago because he came off his bike to avoid a car that hadn't checked their blind spot," Mrs Crooke said.

The West Australian

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