Harley-Davidson rider flees crash
scene shedding blood after losing wheel
BEN McCLELLAN, The Daily
COFFS Harbour police are hunting for the
rider of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that crashed into a
car before he fled.
The rider, believed have links
to the Lone Wolf bikie gang, smashed into the Holden Commodore,
while riding in shorts, thongs and no helmet, at the
intersection of Boultwood and Phillip streets, Coffs Harbour,
about 8.30pm on Tuesday.
The impact damaged the wheel
forks and tore off the front wheel of the motorcycle.
Witnesses said the rider
pushed his damaged bike to the side of the road and checked to
see if the Commodore driver was injured before saying he “had to
go see a friend” and walking away from the scene.
One witness said he heard the
bike “revving up” before it collided with the Commodore.
A trail of blood from the
rider led police to a unit block nearby but officers have been
unable to locate him.
A man who turned up to the
scene said he had borrowed the bike from its owner, but neither
he or the owner, who is also believed to be a Lone Wolf bikie,
will tell police who was riding the Harley.
The man who had “custody” of
the bike said he had left it on the street with the keys in it.
Inspector Joanne Reid said if
the two men with links to the bike did not disclose who was
riding it, they could be charged.
She said officers were looking
into the gang links.
“It was very heavy impact — it
ripped the front of the bike off,” she said.