January, 2019

Cyclist struck by car in Brighton

A 28-year-old cyclist has been seriously injured after being struck by a car in Brighton on one of Melbourne’s busiest cycling routes.
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The woman was struck at the corner of Dendy Street and The Esplanade, Brighton.

A triple-0 call was made at 2.46pm on Saturday saying a cyclist had been injured in a collision with a car.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to The Alfred hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the car, a 51-year-old Frankston woman, is assisting police with their enquiries. Police expect to charge her with changing lanes when unsafe to do so.

One witness said it looked like the car had initially failed to stop after the accident.

“There was a guy running northbound chasing a car yelling at it telling it to stop. That car pulled over, and as we continued another 20 metres we saw the cyclist on her back in agony.

“It seemed more like [the driver] did not know she’d done it, because once the guy flagged her down she stopped. Once she saw what had happened she ran right over.

“She was actually sitting next to the victim and she was crying.”

Glen Pearsall, the president of Cycling Victoria, said the route was a “mecca” for Melbourne’s cyclists.

“It’s a flat, relatively safe ride and it offers different distances – some people ride from the city down to black rock or Mordialloc or Frankston, or do longer rides right down to the peninsula.”

Safety on the road has been improved in recent years, with cars banned from parking along stretches of it over the weekend to reduce the risk of crashes. Generally, Mr Pearsall said, the route was quite safe for cyclists.

Between 2007 and 2012 there were 216 reported bicycle injuries in the strip, the most of any route in the state in that timeframe, an investigation by Fairfax Media at the time revealed.

The 19-kilometre coastal strip plays host to the notorious ‘Hell Ride’, with tens of thousands of riders zipping along the route each weekend.

Earlier this month a cyclist was taken to hospital with a fractured skull after she collided with other cyclists at high speed while they were racing along the route.

 

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Monitoring CCTV over Manningham parks is ‘impossible’, says mayor in wake of Masa Vukotic killing

The mayor of Manningham has said it would be “impossible” to monitor the hundreds of parks and reserves in the area following the alleged murder of teen Masa Vukotic in Doncaster.
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The 17-year-old was stabbed while going for a walk on Tuesday evening just 500 metres from her home. Sean Price, 31, was charged with murder after handing himself in on Thursday.

Mayor Paul McLeish said there were 313 open spaces in the Manningham Council area, and while the council is “always considering the safety of our citizens”, it would be difficult to install CCTV surveillance.

“It’s a significant open space network [and] it’s impossible to monitor the entire network,” he said.

The community in Doncaster and neighbouring suburbs is reeling from the random, brutal attack on Masa. A memorial has been set up at the site of her death, the Koonung Creek Linear Reserve.

Cr McLeish said it was the responsibility of governments and individuals to improve community attitudes towards the safety of women.

“Our job is to come together and support each other and prevent violence in our community by changing community’s attitudes towards women and family violence,” he said.

Cr McLeish said the council was considering a way to formally remember Masa.

“It’s premature at this stage. The most important thing is to support Masa’s family in the difficult week they have in front of them,” he said.

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Batemans Bay hosts rugby union knockout: photos

Batemans Bay hosts rugby union knockout: photos Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.
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Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

Six teams played in the Batemans Bay Rugby Union Club knockout at Hanging Rock on March 21.

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Dungog Shire Relay for Life

Dungog Shire Relay for Life The start of the survivors and carers lap
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The start of the survivors and carers lap

The start of the survivors and carers lap

The start of the survivors and carers lap

The start of the survivors and carers lap

The start of the survivors and carers lap

The start of the survivors and carers lap

The finish of the survivors and carers lap

The start of the relay

The start of the relay

The start of the relay

The relay continues

The relay continues

The relay continues

The start of the relay

Neville Kripp, Katie Kripp and Brodie Sharp

Pauline Aboody and Beryl Rumbel

Rebecca Rumbel, Jessica Lightfoot and Ella Rumbel

Christy, Guy, Jacob and Emily Shelton

Mary Slee, Amanda Slee and Genny Jones

Tracey Martin, Ron Studdert and Nikkii Stephens

Julie and Stephen Vasic and daughter Stephanie with the relay ball, sons Daniel and Ben and Lesley Johns

Jacqui Wilkinson and daughter Claudia

Zoe Walkom and Lisa Lambert-Smith

Sisters Grace and Hannah Atkins

Brittany Jones and Grace Harper

Katrina Burrup, daughter Matilda and Katrina’s father Ron Moseley

Carol Hure and Lorraine Gleeson

Dot Robinson, Anne Schaufler and Cheryl Mate

Leonie Garvey, Jada Garvey Rae and Cyarn Garvey

Hannah Hawkins-Lee and Olivia Everett

Brittany Jones and Grace Harper

Sue Kripp and granddaughter Aleah Kripp

Participants Leonie Garvey, Reta Shelton, Bernadette Skuse, Trish Studdert and Erica Studdert in the “Close the Gap” walk

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Man killed on hunting trip near Merredin

A 36-year-old man was shot and killed on a farming property on Koorda-Bullfinch Road.A 36-year-old man has been shot and killedon a hunting trip near Merredin.
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Police saidAshley John Major was with a group of hunters on a rural property in Chandler,about260 kilometres east of Perth, just before 8pm on Friday.

According to police, Mr Major was shot on the Wheatbelt farming property on Koorda-Bullfinch Road.

A number of people involved in a hunting group are assisting police with enquiries.

Mr major was taken to Merredin Hospital and the RAC rescue helicopter was deployed for a transfer,but was turned back a short time later when he died.

Chandler is an abandoned site between Merredin and Mukinbudin.

Major Crime are investigating the circumstances aroundthe shooting.

It is unknown if the lethal shot came from his own gun or another in the hunting group.