http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/boy-hit-by-motorcycle-dies/2006/06/23/1150845350697.html Boy struck by motorcycle dies June 23, 2006 - 10:25AM An 11-year-old Victorian boy is dead after he was struck by a motorbike as he tried to cross a major road on his bicycle. Two cars also slammed into each other as a result of the accident, which happened about 5.40pm (AEST) yesterday at Drouin, east of Melbourne. Police say the boy had been riding his bike against the flow of traffic on the verge of Princes Way, formerly the Princes Highway. "The boy was crossing a carriageway when he collided with the oncoming motorbike," Victoria Police spokeswoman Marika Fengler said today. The 45-year-old motorbike rider, from Warragul, came to a stop further up the road and then returned to the scene. A car swerving to avoid the motorbike then flipped onto its side and hit another car, causing the second car to spin around, Ms Fengler said. The female driver of the flipped car was trapped for a short while before being freed by emergency workers. Other occupants of the two cars, and the motorbike rider, were not seriously injured. "The boy was taken to the West Gippsland Hospital where he later died," Ms Fengler said. The death takes Victoria's road toll to 150, 28 fewer than at the same time last year.