Father dies in horror crash
ONE man was killed and three others were taken to hospital after a fatal collision at Leongatha South on Sunday.
Investigators have been told an 18 year old female from Morwell was driving a Renault SUV travelling north on the Bass Highway and swerved to avoid a line of cars that were stopped due to a car turning onto Leongatha South-Outtrim Road at about 4.50pm.
Her late evasive action caused the car to collide with the last of the vehicles in the line and then went onto the wrong side of the road.
The Renault then collided with a family from Nerrena who were in a Captiva that was travelling south on the Bass Highway.
A 52 year old man, who was the rear seat passenger in the Renault and father of the driver, was ejected out of the car as it flipped and he was crushed as it landed on top of him.
Other members of the public who were involved in the incident lifted the car off the man.
The man was worked on for over an hour by emergency services but died at the scene.
A young boy, believed to be from Nerrena, was airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a non life-threatening condition.
A woman and a man were transported to hospital by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.
Police would like to thank all those who stopped to help and volunteer emergency services including the Koonwarra, Leongatha South, and Inverloch CFA, and the ambulances.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the collision.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the collision should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
When asked if they believed work need to be done at the intersection, Vicroads acting regional director eastern region
Debbie Findlay said, “VicRoads is saddened by this fatal crash and our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends. We are continuing to work with Victoria Police in their investigation.
“For every fatal crash, VicRoads reviews the location to look at factors which may have contributed to the cause of the crash.
“In all cases we encourage people to drive safely and to the conditions,”
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