Dashcam footage shows Melbourne motorcyclist being taken out by ute
A motorcyclist has said he owes his life to protective clothing after sharing footage of him being knocked off his bike during a crash in Melbourne.
The dashcam footage shows the rider crashing head-on into a ute, which turned into his path, causing him to go tumbling along the road in Mount Waverley about 10.20am on Monday.
"I survived the crash. Got lots of fractures and needed a surgery. Proper riding gear saved my life," the rider told Dash Cam Owners Australia.
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"Riding gear save riders' lives, always ride with proper riding gear," he warned others.
Paramedics have confirmed he was taken to the Alfred Hospital with lower body injuries in a stable condition.
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