West Coast recruit Tyler Brockman yet to speak to police after allegedly hitting power pole, leaving scene

Aaron Kirby
The Nightly
West Coast recruit Tyler Brockman is yet to speak with police after allegedly crashing into a power pole and leaving the scene.
West Coast recruit Tyler Brockman is yet to speak with police after allegedly crashing into a power pole and leaving the scene. Credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images

West Coast recruit Tyler Brockman is yet to speak with police after allegedly crashing into a power pole and leaving the scene in Geraldton early on Saturday morning.

Police confirmed on Tuesday they were investigating a crash in Wandina, a southern suburb of Geraldton, that left a power pole lying across Verita Road between 1am and 1.20am, blocking traffic.

Police say when officers arrived at the crash scene, the vehicle had already been driven away but had left behind debris.

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They also confirmed Western Power attended to clear the downed pole.

Police are asking for any witnesses of the crash to come forward.

The Eagles released a statement on Monday confirming they were aware Brockman had been involved in a single-vehicle traffic incident in Geraldton early on Saturday morning after attending a funeral for a relative the afternoon prior.

The club also confirmed the 21-year-old had not been injured and they had reported the incident to the AFL.

“The West Coast Eagles have become aware of a traffic accident that occurred in Geraldton early Saturday morning involving Tyler Brockman, who attended a family funeral on Friday afternoon,” the statement read.

“Fortunately, no other vehicle was involved, and no one was injured. This matter is being investigated by the WA Police, and Tyler is fully co-operating.

Tyler Brockman playing for the Eagles.
Tyler Brockman playing for the Eagles. Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos

“The club has informed the AFL regarding this incident, and we await the outcome of the police investigation before making any further comment. The club requests Tyler’s privacy is respected at this time.”

Geraldton Police acting officer in charge, Sen. Sgt Nathan Johansen, said the local traffic section was dealing with the matter.

Sen. Sgt Johansen confirmed no one had been charged yet, but a vehicle and scene assessment were still being completed.

“A bit of groundwork needs to be done still, we should have an outcome in the next day or two,” he said.

Brockman missed the club’s WAFL clash against East Perth after being dropped from the league side.

The young forward returned to his native state during last season’s trade period after spending three years at Hawthorn.

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