May 29, 2024

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A serious three-vehicle crash in Oaklands Junction, Melbourne, has left a man fighting for life and three others injured. The collision has caused significant road closures and traffic delays in the area.

Incident Overview
The crash occurred just after 7am on Wednesday on Oaklands Rd in Oaklands Junction. It involved a white ute and two Isuzu trucks. Emergency services responded promptly to the scene.

Emergency Response and Casualties
Firefighters reported that four people were trapped in the vehicles following the collision. They were successfully freed from the wreckage.

Critical Injuries: The driver of the white ute sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.
Serious Injuries: The driver of one of the Isuzu trucks was seriously injured, and his passenger was also hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Other Injuries: The driver of the second Isuzu truck is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Road Closures and Traffic Impact
Oaklands Rd remains closed in both directions between Craigieburn Rd and Somerton Rd. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use Mickleham Rd or Sunbury Rd as alternative routes.

Police Investigation
Victoria Police and paramedics are on the scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. Police have not yet determined how the collision occurred.

This tragic incident highlights the need for caution on the roads. Authorities are working to clear the scene and restore normal traffic flow.

Call for Witnesses
Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the crash is urged to contact Victoria Police. Your assistance could provide crucial details for the ongoing investigation.