Concern for welfare after vehicle collision – far south coast

Police hold concerns for the welfare of a man who was involved in a serious vehicle collision on the state’s far south coast over the weekend.

About 6pm on Saturday (3 August 2019), emergency services attended a rural property at Pericoe near Eden after reports two men – aged 28 and 24 – were struck by a utility. The older man was travelling on a motorbike and the younger on an all-terrain vehicle.

It is believed the man entered bushland off Fulligans Road on foot and has not been seen since. Police hold fears for his safety and believe he may have been injured as his vehicle rolled during the incident.

The man – 50-year-old Shane Russell Smith – was driving a Toyota Landcruiser at the time of the crash.

Mr Smith is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall with a slim build. He is clean shaven and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red and black flannelette shirt and shearers pants.

The Police Airwing, Local Police and SES have scoured nearby bushland and have been unable to locate him.

Mr Smith has family ties in Victoria and may be heading interstate.

Police inquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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