Sunday, June 20, 2021

Pedestrians fighting for life after horror truck crash

Two young men are fighting for their lives in hospital after a 64-year-old truck driver ploughed his b-double tanker into five people in Southbank last night.

Police say the tanker was travelling on City Road when it turned left at Power Street about 7pm, mounting the kerb and hitting the five pedestrians, all aged in their 20s.

The driver did not stop and was later arrested by police thanks to the efforts of another driver who followed the truck for some distance and supplied police with the truck’s registration details.

Two men hit by the truck are this morning listed as being in a critical condition, two are in a serious condition, and one is stable. All have lower body injuries.

“It appears that while performing the left hand turn the truck cut the intersection corner and mounted the footpath, taking out the traffic light which fell to the ground,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

The 64-year-old driver from Wyndham Vale is assisting detectives with their enquiries, police said. The truck was later located in Truganina.

“Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or with dashcam footage to come forward.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 18000 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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