WATCH: Melbourne Cyclist's Nasty Accident

He says it's his second in months

WATCH: Melbourne Cyclist's Nasty Accident

A Melbourne cyclist is calling on VicRoads to take action after two near-misses on the same road in less than a year.

Tom Giuretis was riding down Mount Alexander Road at Flemington towards the city in what he describes as 'usual' peak hour traffic when he slammed into a red Holden Barina which was turning right.

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The cyclist says other cars impinging on the dedicated cyclist lane blocked his vision and prevented both him and the female driver from stopping in time.

Giuretis, 30, had a similar run-in with a motorbike three streets away in February and believes poor driver behaviour and lack of education are a danger for cyclists.

"I’ve had two near-death smashes in nine months and I can’t be the only one."


AFTERMATH: Tom caught the whole accident on camera because of a similar incident months earlier

He's now urging VicRoads to take action and prevent what he claims are problematic right turns.

"That particular section of road should have no right hand turns for north-bound traffic in the morning when cyclists are coming down the hill," he said.

Crashes are most common during peak hour according to a study released by Victoria's peak cycling body, The Bicycle Network in August.

Intersections are the highest risk area, making up 42.8 per cent of collisions.

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