Double Crash Drama: Car Crashes Twice, Trapping Driver and Passenger, Sparking a Rescue Operation.
Police responded to a minor collision near the intersection of Heaths and Tarneit roads on Friday evening after receiving reports of a car crashing into a signpost at approximately 9.55pm.
Upon arrival, the officers discovered that both the driver and passenger appeared to be under the influence of substances and were unconscious behind the wheel. They attempted to make the vehicle safe, but the driver suddenly regained consciousness and quickly fled the scene.
While the officers were returning to their vehicle, they heard another collision in the distance. It turned out to be the same car that had crashed again, this time colliding with another car and a light post. The vehicle had lost control and flipped onto its side while travelling north along Tarneit Road in Hoppers Crossing. The driver and passenger were both trapped inside the car.
VIDEO: Watch the rescue drama unfold
Emergency responders managed to rescue the 36-year-old female passenger through the driver’s side window. She was subsequently taken to the hospital and is currently being guarded by the police.
The male driver, also 36 years old and from Hoppers Crossing, was extricated from the vehicle and was heard calling out to the female before being taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. He is expected to be interviewed by the police in connection with the incidents.
The vehicle involved in the collisions was a black Hyundai sedan, which had license plates belonging to a Black Holden Station wagon. These license plates were suspended in May of this year.
Authorities are urging anyone who witnessed the collisions to come forward with information by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or by visiting www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.