AustraliaMotorcyclist latest death on Vic roads
Police searching for motorcyclist clocked at 280km/h on suburban road
Police are seeking information regarding a motorbike ride who escaped officers by travelling at speeds over 280km/h in the Northern Territory yesterday. The green and black Kawasaki ZX10R – with fake registration plates 'XPLOD' – was travelling inbound on the Stuart Highway near Palmerston when police tried to intercept the vehicle. After initially slowing, the rider than rapidly accelerated to over 280km/h as it proceeded through the Temple Terrace intersection. Police did not pursue the motorcycle.
A motorcyclist is the latest person to die on Victoria's roads, and it comes a day after a couple in their 70s were killed in a crash in the state's west.
The motorbike and the vehicle crashed on Ryans Road at Healesville, east of Melbourne, on Saturday afternoon.
The rider, a 31-year-old Healesville man died at the scene while the other driver was uninjured and stopped to assist.
It comes a day after a man and woman, both aged 73, died after a Hyundai car hit a Mitsubishi on the Hamilton Highway at Cressy on Friday afternoon.
The duo, from Lindfield East in New South Wales died at the scene.
The 56-year-old Bannockburn driver was freed from the Hyundai and is fighting for life in hospital while the female back seat passenger remains in a serious but stable condition.
A nine-month-old baby boy in a child restraint in the back of the car was uninjured in the crash.
There have now been 126 deaths on Victorian roads so far this year, compared to 83 at the same time in 2018.
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A woman has been killed in an alleged hit-run in Melbourne, one of four deaths on the Victoria's roads overnight.
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