Pedestrian dies at Traralgon

A 24-year-old man has died after he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Princes Highway and Bradford Drive about 2am on Saturday.

Police said the Moe man, who was a pedestrian, died at the scene.

The male driver and the passenger of the vehicle stopped and assisted, as did a number of passers by, police said.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Man airlifted

A Newborough man was airlifted to hospital on Friday night after his motorcycle was struck from behind by a vehicle on the Princes Freeway.

Police said the rider was travelling east on the freeway when he slowed to avoid debris on the road.

Investigators said a vehicle driving behind the motorcycle also slowed but collided with the motorcyclist.

The rider suffered serious injuries and was flown to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition.

The driver of the other vehicle remained on scene to assist the rider and was not injured.

Police issued a reminder to drivers when towing a trailer to ensure their load was secured correctly.

“Items falling from vehicles are hazards to other road users which can result in serious injury or even death”, a Victoria Police spokesman said.

Morwell Coles window smashed

A 27-year-old Dandenong man has been arrested following an incident at Coles in George Street, Morwell this morning where a window at the premises was smashed.

Police believe the man may have been involved in a dispute with another man as both men fled the scene but were located shortly after. The Dandenong man was arrested for being drunk in a public place prior to being interviewed for criminal damage to the shop window.

He will face the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court at a later date while the other man was released without charge.

Police car rammed

Police are appealing for dash cam footage and witnesses after a marked police car was rammed in Morwell on Thursday afternoon.

Police were parked near Symons Crescent about 12.40pm on February 14 when the incident occurred when a car reversed into the police car twice before fleeing the scene.

Witnesses can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit