April 24, 2024

Call To Use Motorcycle Crash Footage For Road Safety Campaign

A dash-cam has captured an horrific crash between two motorcycles and a car in the Melbourne suburb of Maribyrnong.

The crash reportedly happened around 1.40pm yesterday afternoon.

Both riders were taken to Royal Melbourne hospital in a stable condition. One of the riders, aged in his 40s, suffered injuries to his pelvis, while the other, aged in his 30s, suffered a leg injury.

The video caught the attention of Melbourne radio station 3AW’s morning presenter, Neil Mitchell, who hopes that with the approval of the riders involved in the crash the video could be used as part of a future road safety campaign.

“It’s as dramatic as any re-enactment but this is real and that’s its strength”, he said on air this morning. “I think it could be one of the most powerful advertising campaigns you’d ever see, because it is real.”

John Eacott, President of the Victorian Motorcycle Council, agreed the video was powerful.

“I hope it can be used to emphasise to all road users to look out for each other,” he said.

John says that road safety is a shared responsibility and what the video shows is “part of our day to day living on motorcycles, having to look out for this sort of incident, look out for actions of this type by other road users.”

The video is a graphic example of the risks motorcyclists face on our roads, and the consequences when something goes wrong.

But rather than see the incident trigger a “blame-game” between motorcyclists and car drivers as it so often does, we hope it serves to remind all road users to be more observant, especially in high traffic situations.

Both riders are recovering in hospital.