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An unfortunate case of two more statistics

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by scooter, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. A TEENAGE motorcyclist died on impact in a collision with a car on a residential Warrnambool street yesterday.

    Police said three young motorcyclists were travelling east on Whites Road behind a white Mitsubishi Magna about 6.15pm yesterday.



    One of the motorcyclists an 18-year-old Warrnambool man died instantly in the collision with the car at the corner of Minerva Drive.

    A Warrnambool woman in her 40s, who was driving the car, was taken to Warrnambool hospital with minor injuries.

    One of the other motorcyclists was also taken to hospital but was later released.

    Acting Sergeant Brendan Broadbent, of Warrnambool police, said the car came to a stop when it hit the fence of a Whites Road property.

    The road was blocked for nearly three hours after the accident as eight police officers investigated the accident.

    Shattered glass covered the road and grieving relatives and friends sought comfort in one another's arms, while Whites Road residents watched from their front yards.

    Two fire trucks and four firefighters were also called to the scene, along with State Emergency Service workers who assessed a pole which was struck by the car.
    Ambulance crews were also on the scene.
    The accident brings the south-west's road toll to 24 for the year. Another motorcyclist died in hospital after an accident yesterday morning at Benalla.
    The 60-year-old Milawa man died after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a turning four-wheel-drive which was towing a horse float.
    The deaths take Victoria's road toll to 312, compared to 304 at the same time last year.
     
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  2. Sad to read that. I would be interested to know the causes. At first read they both sound like "Sorry officer, I just didn't see him", sort of situations.
     
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  3. such a shame, condolences to the family
     
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  4. The Warrnambool Accident:

    Car was turning right into Minerva Drive, had the blinker on and was slowing down.

    Bikes came up behind the car at a higher speed, two of the riders noticed the car was turning, the third (front) rider didn't - He "overtook" as the car turned.
    Second rider (minor injuries) dropped his bike (as a result of watching the other guy hit the car).

    The car apparently hit the fence because at the last minute the driver noticed the bike "overtaking" and swerved to avoid a collision.


    In the Benalla Accident:

    Idiot (quote from friend who saw the accident) "Toffy Nosed" sheila in a 4wd towing a horse float, turning right into the Benalla race-course -
    Failed to give way to the motorcycle coming in the opposite direction.
     
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  5. unfortunate in both cases.
     
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  6. sad
    its been a bad year for motorcyclist this year
     
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