THREE people were seriously injured when a ute crashed into a Carrum Downs bus stop last week.
The ute, allegedly travelling at high speed, smashed into the Frankston-Dandenong Road bus stop at around 3pm on 14 July. Two pedestrians were hit, a 71-year-old-man and a 32-year-old-woman.
The two injured pedestrians were transported to hospital with serious injuries. Police said they were not considered life-threatening.
Police allege that two utes were driving erratically prior to the crash. In a statement, Victoria Police said that the cars were “possibly racing”.
The driver who crashed, a 25-year-old Frankston South man, was arrested and taken to hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the other ute, a 37-year-old Frankston man, was also arrested. Police say they are both expected to be charged on summons with serious traffic offences including reckless conduct endangering serious injury.
Anyone with dashcam footage can assist police with their investigation by contacting Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
First published in the Frankston Times – 18th July 2023