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Witnesses sought over hit-run rider

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Victoria Solo Unit motorcycle police uniforms

Victorian Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a hit-and-run crash in West Melbourne left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

The accident happened on Footscray Road at 5.10am today (February 28, 2019).

The 29-year-old male rider was treated by paramedics on scene and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police believe a white, early 2000s model Mitsubishi van, with registration plates WWX576, was seen leaving the scene travelling south on the Citylink, over the Bolte Bridge towards Port Melbourne.

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Police are looking for a Mitsubishi van like this

The vehicle has damage to the front left side and a missing headlight from the hit.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

Fatal crash

It follows the sad death yesterday of a 28-year-old rider in hospital after a collision in Tarneit on Sunday (February 24, 2019) about 8.45pm at the intersection of Bethany Road and Claire Way.

The motorcyclist from Tarneit was travelling east on Bethany Road when he collided with a BMW sedan as the vehicle was turning into Claire Way.

The driver, a 29-year-old Mount Waverly man, stopped and assisted at the scene.

The rider was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries but has sadly died.