Peak-hour traffic chaos in Melbourne after a car slams into a concrete pillar on a busy freeway – leaving a teenage girl fighting for her life
A horror crash that has left a teenage girl fighting for life on one of Melbourne’s busiest freeways has caused peak hour traffic chaos.
There are major delays on the Monash Freeway on Tuesday morning after a single vehicle crash in Mulgrave which left four people in hospital.
The freeway was closed almost seven hours to clear the wreckage before it reopened at 7am.
Police believe a silver Holden wagon was travelling inbound on the freeway just after midnight when it crashed into a concrete pillar.
There’s peak hour chaos on Melbourne’s Monash Freeway after an earlier single vehicle crash
Two teenage girls were in the back seat at the time of the crash.
One of the girls was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries while the other was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The male driver aged in his 40s was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A woman also aged in her 40s, was taken to hospital for observation.
The Monash Freeway was closed for almost seven hours before it reopened 7am Tuesday
Traffic outbound on the Monash Freeway was reduced to the two left lanes and speed has been reduced to 40km/ph.
The exact cause of the crash is yet to be determined.
Anyone with information or dash cam footage of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
More to come.
Three of the four people involved in the crash had to be taken to cut from the wreckage