FRUSTRATED police have urged people to drive responsibly near to crash sites after impatient drivers broke laws in heavy traffic.
Officers watched multiple cars drive over double lines as traffic banked on the McIvor Highway into Bendigo this afternoon.
They were forced to temporarily shut down all traffic movement to "stop the mayhem", Leading Senior Constable Scott Andrews said.
"We had people driving everywhere. Some thought it was OK through accident scenes," he said.
"There's double lines on the road here for a start, so everyone who crossed them was committing an offence.
"Just because there is an accident doesn't mean you should start breaking other road rules."
Police will always try to reopen roads as quickly as possible, Leading Senior Constable Andrews said.
"People just need to be patient at an accident scene and let the police assess it. We must manage it safely," he said.
Police directed traffic for about 45 minutes after a motorbike ran up the back of a car on McIvor Highway.
A blue hatchback was waiting to turn into Pratts Park Road when the crash happened.
Officers believe the motorbike rider was at fault.
"It's a reminder to pay more attention to what's in front of you," Leading Senior Constable Andrews said.
The rider was taken to the Bendigo Hospital in a stable condition, Ambulance Victoria confirmed. He had multiple injuries but all were minor.
EMERGENCY services are on scene after a crash involving a motorcycle at Strathdale.
The incident occurred at the McIvor Road and Pratts Park Road intersection about 1.30pm on Thursday.
Police and Country Fire Authority crews are at the site.
McIvor Road is closed to outward-bound traffic, from Pratts Park Road to Reservoir Road.
Police are directing traffic.
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