Mini-bus one metre over centre line near Port Campbell at time of crash

The mini-bus which crashed into a motorcyclist and pillion passenger near Port Campbell last Saturday. The man and woman remain in intensive care units. Their conditions are listed as critical.

The mini-bus which crashed into a motorcyclist and pillion passenger near Port Campbell last Saturday. The man and woman remain in intensive care units. Their conditions are listed as critical.

UPDATE, Friday, 7am: A motorcyclist and his pillion passenger, hit by a tourist mini-bus last Saturday on the Great Ocean Road near Port Campbell, remain in critical conditions.

​A 30-year-old man from the Werribee area is in intensive care at The Alfred Hospital. 

He has lost his right arm.

His pillion passenger, a 50-year-old from South Morang, is in intensive care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

She has lost her right leg.

Police said the mini-bus driver was one metre over the centre line when he struck the motorcycle about 5pm three kilometres east of Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road.

​Police investigations into the cause of the accident are continuing.

The accident prompted renewed calls for additional safety measures along the Great Ocean Road.

Sunday, 1pm: The motorcyclist and pillion passenger involved in a collision with a tourist mini-van near Port Campbell on Saturday remain in critical conditions. 

The motorcycle rider has lost his right arm and the woman pillion passenger her right leg. 

A Warrnambool police highway patrol unit spokesman said officers also wanted to speak to a key witness. 

“A driver stopped at the scene, rendered assistance and then left, after emergency services arrived, but before police were unable to speak to that witness,” he said. 

“Police would like to speak to that person and request they get in touch with the highway patrol unit at the Warrnambool police station.”

Earlier: A spokeswoman from The Alfred Hospital has confirmed the 30-year-old man seriously injured in a collision along the Great ocean Road on Saturday remains in a critical, but stable condition.

A spokeswoman from the Royal Melbourne Hospital said the 50-year-old woman who was riding as a pillion passenger on the motorbike was in a critical condition.

Saturday: GRAVE fears are held for the lives of a motorcyclist and his pillion passenger after they were involved in a collision with an tourist mini-bus on Saturday afternoon near Port Campbell.

Police say the mini-bus driver was one metre over the centre line when he struck the motorcycle about 5pm three kilometres east of Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road.

The motorbike rider, a 30-year-old man from the Werribee area, and his 50-year-old female pillion passenger, from South Morang, are being flown to Melbourne hospitals in separate helicopters.

One is going to The Alfred Hospital and the other to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

They are both in critical conditions with life threatening injuries.

The man has severe injuries to his right arm and right leg while the woman has severe injuries to her right leg.

They were in a group of five motorcycles on a social outing when the accident happened.

Police say it was extremely fortunate only one of the motorcycles was involved in the collision.

One source said the mini-bus was half onto the wrong side of the road, which caused the accident.

The mini-bus driver, who has a Victorian driver's licence, had dropped off his passengers at the Twelve Apostles, went into Port Campbell to get fuel and was on his way back when the accident happened.

The mini-bus driver was the sole occupant of the bus.

The accident is expected to prompt further discussion about safety issues along the Great Ocean Road.

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