Docker on mend

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a crash in Palmyra on Saturday that left former Dockers midfielder Rhys Palmer in an induced coma with life-threatening injuries.

Around 7pm Palmer’s motorcycle was hit by a black Mitsubishi Lancer which was turning off Canning Highway into Murray Road near the Dan Murphy’s. The 30-year-old footballer, who now plays with Swan Districts, was sent to Royal Perth Hospital for urgent surgery, while his 25-year-old female pillion received a hand injury and also ended up in RPH.

The 45-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi received minor injuries.

Not responsible

Swan Districts released a statement on Sunday which claimed Palmer was not responsible for the accident, and that it wasn’t related to recent media reports about an incident at the Gloucester Park trots a few days earlier where a shoe was thrown towards racing horses. Although Mr Palmer was spotted skylarking without shoes, he and his family have strenuously denied he was involved in any shoe-throwing.

On Thursday the footy star let fans know he’d perked up, posting a social media message thanking everyone who’d been involved in helping him after the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

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