April 3, 2024

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In a somber start to the day, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a truck on the Frankston Freeway in Seaford, Melbourne, prompting an intensive police investigation and leading to prolonged closures of citybound lanes, impacting morning commuters.

Incident Overview
At approximately 5:30 am on Wednesday, emergency services were dispatched to the Frankston Freeway in Seaford following reports of a pedestrian being hit by a truck. The truck driver, who stopped to assist at the scene, is collaborating with police to unravel the circumstances leading to this tragic event.

Traffic Impact and Response
The incident necessitated the closure of all citybound lanes between Seaford Road and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, causing significant traffic delays. Authorities worked diligently to manage the scene and conduct a thorough investigation, leading to the reopening of the lanes just after 9:30 am, with traffic gradually returning to normal.

Appeal for Information
As the identity of the victim remains unknown, police are appealing to the public for any information or dashcam footage that could assist in their investigation. The community is urged to come forward with any details that might clarify how this unfortunate incident occurred.

The fatal incident on the Frankston Freeway serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of road safety. As the community mourns the loss, the focus remains on supporting the investigation and implementing measures to prevent similar tragedies. The authorities express their condolences to the victim’s loved ones and commit to a thorough examination of the incident to ensure road safety for all.