Man dies in quad bike accident

AUTHORITIES have warned quad bike riders to take care after a 50-year-old man died on Saturday.

The man was spraying bushland on a hobby farm on Rivendell Lane, Forrest, when the bike flipped about 6pm.

A neighbour found the deceased man and alerted authorities.

Work Safe spokesman Michael Birt warned that quad bikes could be hazardous.

Mr Birt said police notified Work Safe of the Forrest incident, but he said inspectors would not investigate because the man was on a hobby farm.

But he stressed people needed to be aware of the dangers associated with quad bike riding.

Mr Birt said people in Colac and district could be particularly susceptible to quad bike incidents because of the nature of the region’s terrain.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old man sustained serious injuries when his car struck a tree on Lardner’s Track at Gellibrand on Saturday.

Sergeant Janet Gleeson of Colac said rescue workers cut the man out of his car.

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