WITNESSES have criticised signage at an intersection near Tarnagulla after a crash in which two men were injured.
It was the first of two crashes at the Newbridge intersection in four days.
Two men were taken to hospital after the crash, which took place just after 2pm on Saturday. Both had been riding motorcycles.
On Tuesday a woman sustained minor injuries in crash at the intersection, when she failed to give way and hit a truck.
A police officer at the scene described the intersection as "notorious".
Two crashes with serious injuries have taken place at that intersection in the past six years, in 2014 and 2017.
Five people suffered serious injuries in these two incidents.
Ayden Carr was riding with Mr Gerrard at the time of Saturday's crash on the Bridgewater-Maldon Road.
This road and the Wimmera Highway meet at the Newbridge intersection, both curving to form a V.
Mr Carr said poor signage meant you couldn't tell how the road was formed until you were at the intersection.
He said he couldn't see until he rounded the bend, at which point he had to brake suddenly.
Mr Carr said Mr Gerrard behind also braked, at which point he came off his motorcycle.
Mr Gerrard's partner Amy Stansfield said another motorcyclist who had been travelling along the Wimmera Highway then ran over him.
Mr Carr said a stop sign on the Bridgewater-Maldon Road would prevent crashes because everyone would know they needed to stop.
He said signage that showed the road conditions more accurately - with bends included - would mean people knew what was coming up.
Mr Carr said a gravel road near the intersection made it seem like you had passed the signed intersection, which then came up.
"It's really poor signage. You don't really know how the roads are formed until you're right on it, and then you see it," he said.
Mr Gerrard has returned home after being airlifted to Melbourne with abdominal injuries.
His friends believe the situation would have been much worse if he had been hit by a car or a truck.
VicRoads Acting Regional Director (Northern) Barry Green said VicRoads would work closely with Victoria Police to better understand the circumstances of the crashes, and whether future safety improvements are needed.
"It's been a terrible week at this intersection and our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent crashes," Mr Green said.
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