Hoppers Crossing Boy Among the Victims; Major Investigation Underway
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are currently conducting an inquiry into a tragic incident that unfolded in Grangefields overnight, involving a young boy from Hoppers Crossing. Two teenagers lost their lives in this unfortunate event, and three individuals sustained severe injuries.
According to available information, the collision transpired around 6.35 pm on Sunday, September 3, on Beattys Road. The circumstances leading to this tragic incident suggest that at least two off-road motorbikes, and possibly a quad bike, were being operated at the time.
This heart-wrenching accident resulted in injuries to five individuals. Tragically, an 18-year-old woman from Altona Meadows succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Equally distressing is the fact that a 17-year-old boy from Hoppers Crossing, critically injured, was rushed to the hospital but, sadly, couldn’t be saved.
Moreover, two younger children, a six-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy, were also taken to the hospital with severe injuries stemming from the collision. A 43-year-old man from Altona Meadows, fortunately, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The exact circumstances surrounding this devastating collision are yet to be fully understood, and the authorities are seeking assistance from the public as they continue their investigation. If you have any information about this incident, witnessed it firsthand, or possess dashcam/CCTV footage that could aid in the investigation, please reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
Our thoughts go out to the families affected by this distressing event, with a special mention of the young boy from Hoppers Crossing who lost his life in this heartbreaking incident.