June 10, 2024

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A multi-car collision on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway caused major disruptions during the Monday morning peak hour traffic, leading to the closure of all citybound lanes in Nunawading.

Eastern Freeway Crash Overview
The incident occurred at approximately 10:50 am on Monday, between Springvale Road and Elgar Road in Nunawading. It is believed that a ute collided with multiple other vehicles, resulting in a significant traffic jam.

Emergency Response and Injuries
Emergency services responded promptly to the scene. The driver of the ute was taken to hospital for assessment under police guard. Fortunately, no other injuries were reported in the Eastern Freeway crash.

Traffic Impact and Road Closure
The Eastern Freeway crash led to the closure of all citybound lanes between Springvale Road and Elgar Road. Police advised drivers to expect delays of approximately 30 minutes. The road was reopened just before 1 pm after the scene was cleared.

Investigation and Ongoing Delays
The cause of the Eastern Freeway crash is currently under investigation. Police are urging any witnesses to come forward with information that may assist in determining the factors that contributed to the collision. Motorists are advised to check traffic updates before traveling on the Eastern Freeway, as residual delays may still be experienced.

While the Eastern Freeway crash caused significant inconvenience for commuters, it is a relief that no serious injuries were sustained. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving practices to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of all road users.