Rider cheats death in crash

A MOTORBIKE rider is “extremely lucky” to be alive after crashing into a car north of Lorne.

Sergeant Janet Gleeson of Winchelsea police said the rider crossed double white lines on the Deans Marsh-Lorne Road and hit the front of the car.

“The bike and him went into the front of the car but he was thrown clear of the car,” Sgt Gleeson said.

“The driver was okay, the passenger was taken to hospital with minor injuries,” she said.

Sgt Gleeson said the rider, a man in his late 20s, was “very, very extremely lucky” to escape the crash with only minor injuries.

The car’s female passenger, in her 40s, was hospitalised.

Sgt Gleeson said a second crash happened with another rider travelling in a group with the first motorcyclist.

“He just lost control when he turned to see what was going on,” she said.

The second rider suffered grazes in his crash.

The riders and car occupants were all from Melbourne.

Deans Marsh and Birregurra fire brigades attended the crash scene about 2.30pm Monday.

Deputy group officer Simon Mooney said firefighters and the State Emergency Service attended the crash.

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