April 4, 2024

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A distressing car crash on the Nepean Highway in Mt Eliza, Victoria, has left a child critically injured and two adults hospitalized, as emergency services and police respond to the scene.

Accident Details
The incident occurred around 5 pm on Thursday when a Holden hatchback and a white Ford utility collided at the intersection of Kolora Crescent. The impact of the collision has had devastating consequences, particularly for a young passenger in the hatchback, who has been airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Victims and Injuries
The hatchback’s driver, a 44-year-old woman from Hastings, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently hospitalized under police guard. Meanwhile, the Ford utility’s driver, a 70-year-old woman from Frankston, also received medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries. The focus remains intensely on the young child, whose condition is critical.

Investigation and Appeal
Victoria Police are actively investigating the crash’s circumstances, piecing together how this tragic event unfolded. Authorities are appealing to witnesses or anyone with relevant information or dashcam footage to come forward to assist with the ongoing investigation.

As the community grapples with the shock of this tragic event, the focus is on supporting the injured and determining the crash’s cause. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability of road travel and the importance of vigilance while driving. Updates will follow as the police investigation progresses and the child’s condition is monitored.