Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives and Knox Highway Patrol officers have charged two men following a road rage incident in Wantirna South that has left a man in a critical condition.
It’s alleged an altercation occurred between the drivers of a white Ford station wagon and a white Mitsubishi ute travelling north on Eastlink just before 5pm on 12 March.
Both vehicles exited at High Street, turned onto Stud Road then onto Burwood Highway before the Ford has allegedly collided with a third vehicle, a silver Toyota RAV 4 which overturned onto the centre median strip.
The 52-year-old male driver of the Toyota was taken to hospital in a critical condition where he remains.
The passengers in the Ford, four children aged between 17 years and five months, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One child remains in hospital.
The passenger in the Mitsubishi ute, a 10-year-old child, was not physically injured.
The driver of the Ford, a 43-year-old Mernda man, has been charged with dangerous driving causing a serious injury.
He has been bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 16 March.
The driver of the Mitsubishi ute, a 43-year-old Mooroolbark man, has been charged with conduct endangering life and dangerous driving causing a serious injury.
He has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 16 March.
Reviewed 14 March 2023