The driver is pinned down by diners after allegedly running a red light and crashing into a family’s car, leaving a 16-year-old girl fighting for her life, her parents in hospital and two pedestrians injured.
- One of the vehicles allegedly ran a red light
- Teenager is in critical condition at The Alfred Hospital
A man has been charged and a teenager is fighting for her life after she was injured in an accident along with her parents and two other people.
Emergency services responded to busy Lygon Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton on Saturday shortly after 12pm due to reports of an accident after a car allegedly ran a red light. .
The 40-year-old male driver of a Volkswagen Passat was stopped by passers-by and people dining at nearby restaurants until police arrived.
The man, from Essendon, was later charged by investigators with driving and drug offences, police said.
He is due to appear before Melbourne Magistrates Court on Sunday and will face charges of negligent serious injury, dangerous driving causing serious injury and possession of methylamphetamine.
A man has been charged and a 16-year-old girl remains in critical condition after a crash in Melbourne (pictured) on Saturday that injured five people, including her parents.
Police rushed to the scene after hearing that the Volkswagen had allegedly collided with an Alfa Romeo, which then lost control and struck two pedestrians.
The teenager in the Alfa Romeo, who is from North Brunswick, was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious head injuries.
His 53-year-old mother sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Alfred Hospital with shoulder and back pain and is in stable condition.
The girl’s 61-year-old father experienced chest pain and was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital but is also in stable condition.
A 42-year-old pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and another 40-year-old pedestrian was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The 40-year-old male driver of a Volkswagen Passat was stopped by bystanders until police arrived. In the image, one of the crashed cars.
Police allege that the Volkswagen was seen driving erratically before colliding with the Alfa Romeo.
Police described the pedestrian as a “very lucky man” and he is expected to recover from his injuries.
Several blocks around the popular Carlton restaurant district were on lockdown after Saturday’s crash while evidence was collected and debris was cleared.
Officers from the Major Collises Investigation Unit and Yarra Crime Investigation Unit have asked anyone with dashcam footage to contact authorities.