A MOTORBIKE rider has been airlifted to The Alfred in a serious condition after a multi-vehicle crash on Allies Road in Maiden Gully.
The 57-year-old Strathfieldsaye man suffered serious leg and internal injuries in the collision with a car near the intersection of Schumakers Lane about 9.45am.
Senior Constable Bernard Monaghan said the driver of a red four-wheel-drive – a 37-year-old Corio man – pulled over on the side of Allies Road before attempting to do a U-turn.
He failed to see a group of five motorbikes heading in the other direction, and collided with the fourth causing the rider to fall to the ground.
The four occupants of the car and the other motorbike riders were uninjured.
Senior Constable Monaghan said police were continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.
“It’s a case of a driver not looking out for motorbikes when performing a U-turn,” he said.
“The motorcyclists had their headlights on. From preliminary inquiries, it appears the motorbike riders did not contribute to the cause of the collision.”
Allies Road remains closed in both directions as emergency services clear the scene.
Three ambulances, multiple fire crews and police attended the crash.