33-year-old motorcyclist dies after hitting cow
UPDATE 3pm: A REPORT will be prepared for the Coroner following the death of a 33-year-old motorcyclist at Eltham this morning.
Emergency services were called to Eltham Rd, Eltham around 5am after the male rider hit a cow and died at the scene.
The cow also died as a result of the crash.
Officers from Richmond Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
UPDATE 11.15am: ELTHAM Road has been reopened following a fatal accident this morning.
Richmond Police District Duty Officer Rob Hindle confirmed traffic is moving in both directions on Eltham Rd, which was closed after a man driving a motorcycle died after hitting a cow on the road.
More information to come.
EARLIER: A MOTORCYLE rider has died after hitting a cow at Eltham in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Richmond Police District Duty Officer Rob Hindle said the unidentified man died at the scene after colliding with the cow.
"At 5am a motorcycle rider was heading east on Eltham Rd when he was east of Boatharbour Rd he impacted with the cow," he said.
Police are still in the process of contacting the man's family about the fatality.
Eltham Rd remains closed in both directions to traffic but is expected to reopen by 10am.