POLICE have released the details of a woman killed in a motorbike accident at Ballan yesterday afternoon.
The woman was a 52-year-old, from Corio.
The rider of the motorbike, a man also aged in his 50s, remains in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
It was the state’s second fatality during a Victoria Police statewide blitz, Operation Aegis XII, which had a major focus on road safety.
The woman was a pillion passenger on the motorcycle, which collided with a vehicle shortly before 1pm, near the corner of Shaws Road and Old Geelong Road.
Police believe the motorcycle was being ridden north along Old Geelong Road when the accident happened.
Rural Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said paramedics worked to resuscitate the motorcyclists upon arriving at the scene.
The woman was later pronounced dead at the crash site and paramedics worked to stabilise the male rider before he was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Mr Mullen said the rider suffered severe leg injuries.
The male driver of the vehicle, aged in his late 40s, was not injured.
Traffic was diverted around the crash site in three directions, which remained blocked off until about 4pm.
Debris from the crash was strewn around the site; the motorbike lay badly damaged from the impact of the crash.
The vehicle, a dual cab utility, received minor damage to its rear.
Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit Senior Sergeant David Hermit said police from across the region attended the scene, including members from Melbourne.
“Moorabool Highway Patrol will investigate the crash and a brief will be prepared for the Coroner,” he said.
Police say a number of witnesses stopped at the scene and have appealed for anyone else who saw the accident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit
Today, police will release statistics from Operation Aegis XII across Victoria.
The special operation, part of the “We Are The Toll” campaign, wrapped up last night.