A SOUTH Australian motorcyclist has been taken to the Warrnambool Base Hospital after colliding with a wallaby along the Great Ocean Road.
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Acting Sergeant Greg Skinner said the accident happened about 12.15pm on Sunday and caused a traffic jam about two kilometres east of Port Campbell.

A South Australian husband and wife had been heading east to Port Campbell on separate motorcycles when the woman riding a Honda 400cc road bike ahead of her husband collided with the wallaby.

“The wallaby has jumped out in front of her and caused the accident. The woman toppled off the bike and sustained leg and arm injuries. She was transported to Warrnambool Base Hospital for observation,” he said.

“The wallaby was killed and the motorbike sustained pretty superficial damage. The woman was lying in the middle of the road while she waited and was then initially treated by ambulance officers. The traffic was interrupted for about 30 minutes. Everyone was very patient and understanding.”

Acting Sergeant Skinner reminded motorcycle riders to be wary of wildlife on the roads.

“Fortunately the woman was wearing full protective gear. She slid for about 20 metres along the road and without that gear she could have suffered far more significant injuries,” he said.

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