Seven people injured after serious crash on Princes Highway
All outbound lanes of the Princes Highway are closed following a two car crash that’s left seven people injured.
The crash happened at the intersection with Springvale Road shortly before 5am.
Chris Miller from VicRoads says motorists are advised to avoid the area.
“We don’t know how long this closure will be in place,” he said.
“The Major Collision investigation unit is on the scene.”
7 News reporter Emily Angwin, who is at the scene, told Ross and John the damage to the vehicles is extensive.
“There’s debris spread over about a 50 metre radius,” she said.
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Police say the crash happened at the intersection of Springvale Road and Princes Highway when an east-bound vehicle collided with north-bound vehicle just before 5am.
There were six occupants travelling in the east-bound vehicle aged between 16 and 20.
Superintendent John Fitzpatrick said police were still working to establish the circumstances around the “substantial” impact of the incident.
“All the messages (around road safety) we give, people need to listen to what we say because losing one person on our roads is too many,” he said.
“We have to work back from the impact (of the crash) to try and establish what was occurring before that collision.”
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Ambulance Victoria says a woman in her 20s taken to The Alfred Hospital in a serious condition, and with injuries to her head, legs and chest.
A man in his late teens was taken to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition and with an injury to his head.
A second man in his late teens was taken to Dandenong Hospital in a stable condition and with an injury to his leg.
A high school aged girl was taken to the Monash Medical Centre in a stable condition and with an injury to her back.
The sole occupant of the north-bound vehicle, a Parkdale man in his 40s, was also taken to hospital with injuries.
Bad smash on Springvale Rd and Princes Highway. @EmilyCAngwin tells us up to seven people have been injured. “Two really smashed up cars. There’s debris spread over 50m.”
All lanes outbound on the Princes are closed, but city-bound lanes remain open.
— 3AW Breakfast (@RossAndJohn) January 13, 2019
Meanwhile a woman has died in the three-car crash at Heidelberg Heights.
Police say she was a passenger in a vehicle that turned onto the wrong side of Bell Street about 5.30 last night.
The driver of that car is in a critical condition in hospital.
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