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Truck crushes car of teens

One of the teenagers crushed in yesterday’s shocking truck smash smash has been put on life support.

Four teens were taken to hospital when a car and a truck collided about 3.30am on Somerton Rd at Coolaroo.

Two were in a critical condition.

One improved throughout the day but the other has deteriorated and he is now on life support.

The truck driver escaped injury.

Detective Sgt. David Newman from the Major Collision Investigation Unit told Neil Mitchell the impact of the crash had been ‘massive’.

He said the crushed vehicle was not stolen, but witnesses have reported the car running a red light at speeds of around 100km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Click PLAY below to hear the latest from the crash scene.

The car’s driver was aged 17.

Next week, Vote 1 Local Jobs MP James Purcell will put up a motion in Parliament’s upper house to hold an inquiry into lowering Victoria’s driving age to 17.

He told Neil Mitchell the move would bring Victoria ‘in line’ with the rest of Australia.

But Detective Sgt. Newman isn’t a fan of the idea.

‘I don’t think it’s going to solve anything,’ he said.

‘If anything, it will probably make matters worse.’

Click PLAY below to hear James Purcell explain the push on 3AW Mornings.

 

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