Melbourne teen dies after horror motorbike crash

A teenager has died after being catapulted into a concrete bollard following a horror motorbike crash in Melbourne’s north-west.

The accident happened in Avondale Heights at around 12.30am on Friday 22 July.

Police said the motorbike was heading west on Canning Street when the 43-year-old rider failed to negotiate a bend at the intersection of Military Road.


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The motorcycle careered off the road and struck a concrete bollard.

“The rider and his 18-year-old pillion passenger were thrown from the bike and also struck the bollards,” police said in a statement.

The teenage passenger suffered life-threatening injuries.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital where sadly he died on Sunday.

The 43-year-old rider was also conveyed to hospital with serious injuries.

Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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