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Serious smash shuts Princes Freeway out-bound at Werribee

A serious crash near the COVID-19 checkpoint at Little River forced the closure of the Princes Freeway out-bound for several hours this morning.

The truck and ute collided at about 6.40am.

All Geelong-bound lanes were closed and an air ambulance attended.

A male in his 20s was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious but stable condition with upper body injuries.

One Geelong-bound lane reopened at about 10am.

Witness AJ said part of the ute was wedged under the truck.

“I don’t think it looks very good,” he said.

Press PLAY below for AJ’s account and more from Australian Traffic Network’s Sebastian Cant.