Victorian rider killed after crashing bike on Bass Highway

A motorcyclist has died after crashing on the Bass Highway at Prospect on Sunday morning.

Police said the 55-year-old Victorian man was travelling eastbound on the highway about 8am when he went off the road and hit a pole.

Tasmanian Police Sergeant Fergus Cameron said early investigations indicated road conditions were a factor in the incident.

“The road was wet and we think his unfamiliarity with the area may have also played a part,” he said.

MOTOCYCLE CRASH: A man came off his motorcycle on the Bass Highway at Prospect on Sunday morning. Photo: Phillip Biggs

MOTOCYCLE CRASH: A man came off his motorcycle on the Bass Highway at Prospect on Sunday morning. Photo: Phillip Biggs

Another motorcycle was following the victim and witnessed the crash.

Sergeant Cameron urged riders to take care on the road.

“You are more exposed on a bike, so I urge people to ride to the conditions and ride safely,” he said.