- Bureaucratic stonewall no block for new Richmond icon
- '59 Penfolds Grange reviewed
- Man fronts court over fatal stabbing
- 'I hope you get smashed by the karma bus'
- Barry O'Farrell quits, but keeps PM Abbott and Liberal friends on-side
- AC/DC's Malcolm Young 'seriously unwell'
- Melbourne treated to pink lunar eclipse
- Kindergarten pets mutilated
- RSS Syndicate this blog (XML)
What we're talking about
- Greg on Barry O'Farrell quits, but keeps PM ... About time some Politician has been caught out at a Royal Commission or Inquiry,all they ever say is I don't remember or ... more
- Lukew on Barry O'Farrell quits, but keeps PM ... So you can waste billions of dollars of tax payers money mis-managing just about everything - federal and state - and be ... more
- Gazza on Barry O'Farrell quits, but keeps PM ... Standard liberal behaviour more
- boofa on Barry O'Farrell quits, but keeps PM ... PIGS, TROUGH , SNOUT.Lets cover this one up Tony. more
- Sir Matt of the 1950's on Barry O'Farrell quits, but keeps PM ... Lucky Mitchell & little Tommy Elliott are on holidays(again, more holidays than teachers & construction workers they harp on ... more
- Lisa on Commonwealth Bank customers can't ... Australia Post can't take ANY credit cards, because their Eftpos is with Commonwealth. So... People trying to lodge mail ... more
- Milton on Surprise, surprise: Petrol price pain ... It hit $1.71 cents per Litre yesterday in Sydney. So wait for it. more
- Gazza on New way to snap naughty drivers Robert hills comment say it all"we know motorists are quick to put their phone down and put their seatbelt on when they see ... more
- Milton on Senate circus 'not healthy for ... Are you blocking all comments about Clive or just the positive ones? more
- Dame Mylene on Senate circus 'not healthy for ... Clive Palmer's now the unofficial Prime Minister of Australia. Fun times ahead, Mr Abbott. more
- Milton on Senate circus 'not healthy for ... Neil: At least Clive knows how to build businesses and not tear them down. more
- Hooksy from the Country on Senate circus 'not healthy for ... Buffoon - pot, kettle, black ...... more
- Mark on Senate circus 'not healthy for ... It would be worse if there were 4 more green loonies. more
- Garry on Senate circus 'not healthy for ... Both the Labour and Liberal parties seem hell bent on making themselves unappealing many voters are looking for an ... more
- Dame Mylene on 'One of the biggest law and order ... The only way they'll have a Royal Commission is if they can blame Labor. Otherwise it's not going to happen :p more
- Kristy on Youths charged over Newport crime spree Bloody thugs, blame the pathetic laws for this one too as they know nothing will happen not even a slap on the wrist!! more
- Matt on Youths charged over Newport crime spree So glad I live in Singapore where these criminals would be caught, publicly shamed, caned & jailed. In Melbourne they wont ... more
- Sinbad on 'They've got to do something' Of course, it's also Napthine's fault that he got his head kicked in in the first place ! Now you've got to ask yourself why ... more
- Kevin on 'They've got to do something' Napthine government = fail more
- Ken of Euroa on 'They've got to do something' If he had a fractured neck he wouldn't be standing up more
Two dead in motorcycle collision
Two people have died in a traffic accident on Westall Road Extension in Dingley this morning.
The rider of a motorcycle and his male pillion passenger, both believed to be aged in their early 20s, died at the scene after colliding with a truck at around 7:45am this morning.
Victoria Police Senior Sergeant Simon Humphrey told Neil Mitchell the bodies were yet to be identified.
Mr Humphrey said witnesses indicated speed was a possible factor.
MICA Paramedic who attended the scene, Al Gailey, told Neil Mitchell when he arrived the driver of the motorcycle was already deceased, with crews working on the passenger for ten to fifteen minutes before pronouncing him dead.
An off-duty nurse and doctor assisted paramedics at the scene.
The area is a construction zone and has a 40 kilometre per hour speed limit.
Accident on Westall Road extension. (Photo: C Michell)
Mark told Neil Mitchell he witnessed the motorcycle fly past him.
"The car made a right-hand turn into Westall Road from Rowans Road and the motorbike undertook another car in the outside lane and just slammed into the side of a truck full throttle," he said.
Mark said a nurse and doctor worked on one of the riders at the scene. He said he also consoled the driver of the truck who told him, he tried to miss the motorbike, but it came at him too fast.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au
LISTEN: Mark speaks with Neil Mitchell:
I really hate the way that 3AW reported this crash all day as the motorcycle was hit by a truck , it wasnt , the truck was hit by the motorcycle. Im a truck driver and daily motorcycle rider. I also hate the way Mitchell loves blaming trucks any chance he gets.Rick Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 5:35 PM
Riders are not allowed to lane split. Rule 146 states that you must stay completely in one lane while driving, unless there is an obstruction.
Any road user travelling at a speed so vastly different to every other road user is bound to come to grief.Alan Quarendon Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 4:53 PM
What this rider did is common and can be fatal,if something goes wrong too fast to stop also!Mexican Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 3:00 PM
Carol,This was no accident it was a "CRASH".?????IAN Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 1:39 PM
How does lane splitting even come into this? If the bike was lane splitting as they were going through the intersection the truck was going to cut off the other car, If the bike did lane split to get in front of the car he would of been completely visible to the truck and the truck simply cut off the bike.
Whatever way you cut it the bike was going straight the truck was turning.
This story stinks the motorcyclist is the victim here.Michael Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 12:22 PM
No, lane spliiting is not illegal. It is not clearly defined in any law, and is one of the most miss-understood subjects on the face of the earth today. As a motorcycle rider, who practices Lane Filtering quite often I offer this solution - Promote to riders the safe way to do it, and make that information public - as they do in the UK, where the police actually teach riders how to do it, have doctrine written about it etc. All riders filter at one time or another. Some, just don't understand or know how to do it safely. Filtering requires an understanding of car driver behaviour, an ability to recognise situations and locations where more caution must be exercised. No amount of enforcement or changing the law is going to make any difference. Teach riders the safe techniques to apply when practicing the art of Lane Filtering and perhaps we will see less accidents like this one today. An tell car drivers to expect to see riders Lane Filtering, so that they can look out for riders filtering from behind them.John Karmouche Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 11:46 AM