A CAR with a mother and four children aboard was knocked onto its side during a three-car collision on Hall Road, Skye, 3.30pm, Tuesday 19 February.
Busy school-pick-up traffic was slowly heading east towards the Western Port Highway when the driver of a Mazda BT50 utility slammed into the cars ahead, causing the Cranbourne West woman’s Toyota RAV4 to plough into the car ahead and then flip over.
The driver of the Mazda, a 32-year-old Ashwood man, careered across the road and into a ditch. He was taken to hospital. His condition is not known.
The mother and three of her four children were taken to Frankston Hospital as a precaution but did not need treatment. The man driving the car ahead of the RAV4 was not injured.
Leading Senior Constable Greg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said Hall Road was “completely blocked” after the incident. He said the driver of the Mazda had not yet been interviewed but could face charges, including careless driving. His blood sample taken at hospital will be analysed for alcohol and/or drugs.