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Hoppers teen dies in Melton bike tragedy

September 4, 2023 5:50 am in by
Image: R McLennan/Geelong Broadcasters (file)

Two teenagers from Hoppers Crossing and Altona Meadows have died after an accident involving off-road bikes at Melton.

An 18-year-old woman from Altona Meadows died at the scene of last night’s collision on Beattys Road in Grangefields, a newly-developed suburb between Rockbank and Melton.

A 17-year-old boy from Hoppers Crossing was flown to hospital in a critical condition but passed away overnight.

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Two younger boys aged six and 11, also from Hoppers Crossing, were taken to hospital with serious injuries, along with a 43-year-old man from Altona Meadows.

Police are still investigating the exact circumstances but believe the two bikes, and possibly a quad bike, came to grief at around 6.30pm on Sunday.

They are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch.

The deaths happened on a horror Father’s Day on Victoria’s roads inwhich four people lost their lives.

On Sunday morning a passer-by discovered the body of a 44-year-old man in the wreckage of a car after it hit a tree at Arcadia in the Goulbourn Valley.

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And an 18-year-old was killed when the motorcycle he was riding struck a tree at Woodend just after 1am.

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