hi everyone, I can't remember how I found this website - but I did, so I decided to sign up! I am currently a probationary rider in Melbourne, however full licenced driver so don't have to display P plates.. so this morning crossing the westgate as I have to every morning, traffic pretty choccas there is a rider in front of me... admittidly if I see a gap between cars I'll take it as I've gotta get to work. as I was nearing the bolte bridge on ramp, I took the left lane as it seemed clear and so to did the rider in front of me. In front of both of us was a 4x4 hauling a massive trailer indicating to merge right and slowly moving right to get into the lane beside him, but for some reason this guy decided he didn't wanna turn right he wanted to stay in the on ramp lane, however as he decided this (and opened an almost clear lane gap for us riders) the rider in front of me proceeded to overtake the trailer / 4x4 and got sandwhiched between the concrete barrier / trailer! It was like being on the scene of a TAC commercial, the rider hit the deck luckily freeing himself from his bike which got dragged a couple hundred metres between the wall and this trailer as the old guy mustn't have realised he had taken out a rider!! It was pretty full on, first accident I have seen and being so close to the extent where it could have been me if that rider hadn't have been in front of me! Luckily the guy seemed ok, I stayed until the ambo's / po po came, got the guys bike off the road and to a safer spot behind the barriers. Also lucky bike didn't look "too" bad, however who knows it had some bad scratches and some missing plastic bits but hopefully no bent frame etc.. anyway stay safe peoples!!