Road carnage


Road carnage

FRIDAY morning’s horror smash on the Bass Highway west of Inverloch involving three vehicles necessitated the ‘jaws of life’ and investigations by the Major Collision Unit (MCU) from Melbourne.

Three motorists were airlifted to Melbourne with two of them sustaining life-threatening injuries, while two were taken to Wonthaggi Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Both have since been discharged from Wonthaggi.

The incident occurred at about 10.45am involving a silver Hyundai, a grey Ford Everest and a blue Ford sedan.

According to acting Senior Sergeant Andrew Milbourne, Road Policing Advisor to the Bass Coast region, preliminary observations suggested the silver Hyundai rear-ended a Ford Everest waiting to turn right adjacent to the Goorabil cattle property entrance, catapulting it into the path of the oncoming blue Ford.

The driver and passengers of the Falcon are from Venus Bay, the female driver of the Hyundai is from Inverloch and the driver of the Ford Everest is from Drouin.

As of going to print there were no recorded fatalities; the female driver of the silver Hyundai is still critical, while the condition of the male driver of the Ford Falcon has improved.

Police road blocks were in place from Ullathornes Road to Kirrak Road, diverting Wonthaggi bound traffic via Cape Paterson. Witnesses reported that road blocks were removed at around 7pm that night.

It took about three hours for local SES and fire services to retrieve those involved from the wreckages.

Acting Sergeant at Inverloch, Kevin Lister, said on busy roads in particular people need to be very vigilant for cars turning off the highways into driveways.

“If drivers of cars turning right can be on their side of the line and have their wheels pointing straight so as not to potentially impede on vehicles coming the other way,” Sergeant Lister said.

Three car pile-up: there was carnage on the Bass Highway when three cars collided, closing the road for around seven hours.

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