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Car ploughs into Maroondah Sports Club pre-polling booth in Ringwood injuring elderly man

Chaos as a CAR ploughs into an election pre-polling booth in Melbourne with an elderly man injured

  • Car ploughed into a pre-polling booth in Melbourne injuring elderly man
  • Vehicle veered off the road at Maroondah Sports Club in Ringwood on Friday
  • Two ambulances and three police vehicles were spotted at the scene 

A car has ploughed into a pre-polling booth in Melbourne leaving an elderly man injured.

The vehicle veered off the road at Maroondah Sports Club in Ringwood on Friday.

Two ambulances and three police cars arrived on scene before paramedics treated an elderly man. 

A car has ploughed into a pre-polling booth in Melbourne leaving an elderly man injured

The vehicle veered off the road at Maroondah Sports Club in Ringwood on Friday

The vehicle veered off the road at Maroondah Sports Club in Ringwood on Friday

Several shocked voters were seen speaking to officers following the incident. 

Ringwood is located in the seat of Deakin which is currently held by Liberal MP Michael Sukkar on a 6.4 per cent margin. 

Mr Sukkar is contesting the electorate against Labor candidate Matt Gregg. 

Mr Sukkar was accused in April of copying ‘word for word’ an election video used by Peter Malinauskas during his successful campaign for state premier in South Australia.

Mr Sukkar’s videos contained striking resemblances to the footage used by his political opponent with an almost identical script and similar photographs.

Mr Malinauskas opened his ad by presenting himself as a family man and avid AFL fan. 

‘I’m a husband, a father of three, a weekend gardener, a pretty average footy player, and leader of the South Australian Labour Party,’ he says in the video.

Mr Sukkar began the video by using the same introduction and refers to his family and love for sport.

‘I’m a husband, a father of two boys, an amateur cook, sporting enthusiast and Federal Member for Deakin,’ he says.

Mr Malinauskas then said in his video, ‘I’m Peter Malinauskas. Here in South Australia, every generation has benefited from the one before.’ 

Mr Sukkar copied: ‘I’m Michael Sukkar and I believe that every generation should benefit from the one before.’

Liberal minister Michael Sukkar was accused in April of ripping off an election campaign used by South Australia's Labor premier

Liberal minister Michael Sukkar was accused in April of ripping off an election campaign used by South Australia’s Labor premier

The SA Labor Party claimed Mr Sukkar copied 'word for word' the video used by Peter Malinauskas during his election campaign for state premier in March

The SA Labor Party claimed Mr Sukkar copied ‘word for word’ the video used by Peter Malinauskas during his election campaign for state premier in March

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