Biker comes off second best

A MOTORCYCLIST escaped with minor injuries in a collision with a car in Wodonga early yesterday.

The male rider, 19, was knocked from his bike at the Lawrence Street and Melrose Drive roundabout about 8.10am.

Police said the car driver had failed to give way.

Wodonga highway patrol’s Leading Sen-Const Glen Allerdice said both vehicles had been travelling at relatively slow speed.

“That was one of two things going for us,” he said.

“The other is that the rider was wearing the appropriate protective clothing which helped reduce his injuries.”

Paramedics attended and the motorcyclist was taken to Wodonga hospital for treatment.

The car driver was “very shaken” but uninjured.

He will be prosecuted for failing to give way, Sen-Constable Allerdice said.

It is understood the motorcyclist was travelling west along Lawrence Street and the car driver north on Melrose Drive.

It comes two days after Tawonga motorcyclist Katherine Robinson, 29, died after colliding with a ute that failed to give way, on Happy Valley Road near Myrtleford.

Sen-Constable Allerdice said yesterday’s Wodonga collision was another timely reminder to slow down and pay attention to the road.

“Especially with motorcyclists — they can be very difficult to see,” he said.

“You’ve got to have your eyes peeled and your wits about you all the time.”

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