A 24-year old male rider has died and another male rider has been seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving two motorcycles and two cars in Melbourne last night (15 April 2019).
Police are appealing for witnesses to the multi-vehicle collision in Clifton Hill at the intersection of Roseneath and Hoddle streets about 8pm.
The 24-year-old Northcote rider died at the scene while the other rider was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The male driver of one of the vehicles was also taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are seeking witnesses travelling south bound along Hoddle Street in Clifton Hill that may have witnessed two motorcycles travelling together.
Investigators would also like to speak to the driver of a light-coloured Mercedes travelling southbound on Hoddle Street who would have witnessed the collision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The same goes for anyone who may have information or dash-cam footage that could assist police; you can also submit a confidential online report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
Our condolences to the family and friends of the young rider who died and out best wishes to the other for a seedy recovery.
It brings to 22 the number of riders who have died in Victoria so far this year, double the number over the same time last year.
Last month, Victorian Police added 300 hours of extra shifts to patrol the state’s roads after a spate of road fatalities.
No doubt police in Victoria, as well as other states, will be out in force over the Easter break.
In NSW, police are referring to their Easter operation as “Operation Tortoise”.
Double demerit points will apply in NSW, ACT and Western Australia from tomorrow and will return for the Anzac Day public holidays.
There is no double demerit system in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and South Australia.
If you are a rider from those states passing through those states and the ACT, double points will not apply.
However, Queensland riders should note that double points do apply to speeding offences of 21km/h or greater over the speed limit and seatbelt offences if they occur more than once within a 12 month period.