A MOTORCYCLIST was thrown into the air after she slammed into a kangaroo on the Murray Valley Highway at Koetong in one of several crashes on the Border at the weekend.
Leading Sen-Constable Glen Allerdice, of Wodonga highway patrol, said the woman, 22, was travelling east at 9.30am yesterday when, seven kilometres from Edgar Road, a kangaroo jumped onto the road.
“She has hit the kangaroo and she’s been ejected from her motorcycle,” Sen-Constable Allerdice said.
The woman sustained knee injuries and the kangaroo was killed.
Sen-Constable Allerdice said the woman was taken to Albury Base Hospital.
He said road users need to be wary of wildlife at all times.
“If you’re in those types of areas, reduce your speed and travel with care,” he said.
Wodonga highway patrol are also investigating a crash on the Melbourne Road and Morrison Street intersection in Wodonga.
Police said a Nissan Patrol and Ford Falcon collided at 2.25pm and while neither driver sustained injuries, both cars were extensively damaged.
In Albury, police said a driver received an infringement notice for failing to giveway after a collision in Perry Street on Saturday at 11.15am.
Police said the driver of a Volvo station wagon was turning right onto Perry Street from Billson Park when it crashed into a Falcon utility.
Officers said the utility driver sustained broken ribs and the Volvo driver was issued with an infringement notice.
Police said a nine-year-old boy, riding a bicycle, escaped serious injuries when he collided with a utility in Danes Street, Lavington, at 6pm on Saturday.
Officers said the boy was taken to hospital with scratches and bruising.
They said no further action would be taken.