Message from the Chief Commissioner

Serious collision in Launching Place

Release date: Sun 30 March 2008

Last updated: Sun 30 March 2008

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious collision on the Warburton Highway that has left a woman in her twenties fighting for her life.

The accident occurred on the Warburton highway near Mathers Avenue at about 12:00 am.

Investigators believe that a Holden Commodore was travelling east on the highway when the driver lost control of his car.

The Commodore has collided with a west bound Hyundai Excel.

A passenger in the Commodore, a Yarra Valley woman in her twenties, was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in a critical condition.

The driver of the Hyundai, an 18-year-old Yarra Valley woman, was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the Commodore was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with minor injuries.

Members from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the cause of the accident.

Two vehicles have also been seized by police.

A 27-year-old Clifton Hill man had his car seized after he allegedly performed a 60 meter burn-out on Nicholson Street, Fitzroy at about 11:43 pm.

He had his Nissan Skyline seized and police will prepare a brief of evidence.

A ‘P’ Plater also had his mother’s rented Commodore seized in Glen Waverley after allegedly being caught on laser doing 154 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on Springvale Road.

The driver was intercepted at about 12:30 am and a brief of evidence will be prepared.

Senior Constable Adam West

Media Officer

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