| 25.09,18. 08:40 AM |
Good Samaritan hit and killed while trying to help dying motorcyclist in Melbourne's east
Photo: Police are investigating whether speed was a factor in the motorcyclist's death. (ABC News)
A woman who tried to help a dying motorcyclist has herself been killed by a passing vehicle, in a tragic double fatality in Melbourne's east.
The 36-year-old man died after his motorbike collided with a car at the intersection of Boronia Rd and Amesbury Ave at Wantirna, just after 10:00pm last night.
A 27-year-old woman, who witnessed the accident and went to help, was also killed when she was hit by another vehicle.
"A witness has observed the collision and has stopped to render assistance and in doing so she was struck by another car also travelling westbound on Boronia Road," Detective Sergeant Colin Schmidt said.
Both died at the scene.
Police will investigate whether speed was a factor in the deaths.
"Certainly speed is one of the issues we will be looking at in relation to the collision between the Audi and the motorcycle," Detective Sergeant Schmidt said.
"It's too early to say whether drugs or alcohol are factors in the collision, but obviously they are issues that we'll be looking into.
"Again, we urge everyone to slow down and take care and try and pay a bit more attention on the roads."
Police are speaking to both drivers.