‘Horrible scene’: Monash Freeway closed after serious truck, motorcycle crash
The Monash Freeway was shut down city-bound for several hours after a horrific fatal collision this morning.
The crash, involving a truck and a motorcycle, happened near Blackburn Road at Mount Waverley.
Paramedics received reports the motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash shortly after 8am.
It was later confirmed the motorcyclist died at the scene.
Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane told Neil Mitchell the bike rider’s behaviour was risky on a busy road in peak hour, suggesting lane-splitting was involved.
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The Monash Freeway was completely closed to city-bound traffic from Springvale Road.
Out-bound traffic was also slow as drivers passed the crash scene.
“They’re pretty horrible scenes,” VicRoads spokesperson Chris Miller said.
“It’s a pretty gruesome scene so I’d encourage people not to focus on it too much.”
#VICTRAFFIC: Please obey ALL overhead signage on the Monash IB where there is a serious motorcycle v truck crash around Blackburn Rd. Monash Fwy may close inbound soon.
— 3AW Breakfast (@RossAndJohn) February 5, 2019
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