Crash weeks

Rider dies three weeks after crash

A 34-year-old male rider died in hospital yesterday (26 February 2020) from injuries sustained in a crash near Warrnambool, Victoria, three weeks ago. Victorian Police say the Kensington man was riding his bike on Illowa Road when he collided with a vehicle near the intersection of Princes Highway about 9.30pm on Saturday, 8 February, 2020. …

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Victorian Police patrols for MotoGP visitors

Victorian Police have warned riders heading to the Phillip Island MotoGP this weekend of increased patrols in and around the track. The annual Operation MotoSafe will also concentrate on eastern Victorian roads leading to the venue.  Eastern Region Road Policing Inspector Stephen Cooper said that this year has been a “particularly challenging year” on Victorian …

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Highly visible police target spring riders

A highly visible police presence will target motorcyclists on Victorian country roads enjoying the warmer spring weather in Operation Argus this weekend. Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane says officers would have a “heavy emphasis on motorcycle safety”. “As we head into spring we expect riders to start getting their bikes out of the …

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Rider injured in Melbourne hit/run

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Melbourne rider was thrown from his motorbike and injured in a collision with a car that stopped, but then left the scene. It follows a spate of hit-run crashes involving cars and motorcycles in Melbourne in the past couple of months. This latest incident occurred in East Malvern …

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Rider dies in two-bike collision

A motorcyclist has died and another is being airlifted to hospital following a collision between two bikes in Shepparton East this morning (4 May 2019). Victorian Police say the two motorbikes collided on Coach Road near the Midland Highway just after 12.30am. One male rider, who is yet to be formally identified, died at the …

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Police action in 2 states over rider deaths

Police in NSW and Victoria have launched special operations in response to a rapid escalation in rider deaths so far this year. The NSW action comes after the deaths of three riders in as many days. Meanwhile, Victorian Police Operation Kinetic will add 300 shifts over the next 10 weeks to increase patrols of the …

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Witnesses sought for two rider fatalities

It’s been a horror start to the year for motorcycle fatalities in Victoria with 12 riders now dead after two more crashes today(Sunday, February 10, 2019). Latrobe Highway Patrol officers are appealing for a witness to come forward after a fatal motorcycle collision in Mirboo North this morning. (UPDATE: Police have now identified and spoken …

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Long wait for justice after double crash

A year after two motorcycle riders were taken out by a driver who crossed two stationary lanes of traffic, the riders have not seen justice as the driver is yet to face court. Riders Steve Caruana and Marc Logan spent several months in hospital and are still undergoing rehabilitation, yet to return to full-time work. …

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Fines reissued despite camera virus

Thousands of speed and red-light infringements recorded while 110 Victorian were infected by a software virus have now been reissued. The fines were withdrawn or suspended pending an investigation by Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage. Despite Motorbike Writer only receiving confirmation on Thursday that the investigation had started, it now appears the preliminary investigation …

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Speed camera fines suspended, not cancelled

Victorian Police have suspended, not cancelled, fines recorded by 110 fixed speed and red light cameras infected by “WannaCry” ransomware virus from June 6-23. UPDATE: A preliminary investigation has concluded and all fines have now been reinstated. Read the full report here. Acting Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther said almost 600 fines had been “cancelled” and …

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