Weather blamed for Western Freeway crash

WET weather is believed to be the cause of a two-car crash on the Western Freeway near Gordon yesterday.

The crash occurred when a car lost control and hit a parked car, causing extensive damage.

Five people involved in the crash received minor injuries.

Ballan police Leading Senior Constable Rod Oppenhuis said it appeared the car travelling west on the highway possibly lost control due to the heavy rain and ice on the road. 

“Both cars were damaged extensively,” he said.

“It was possibly due to heavy rain and ice on the road.”

The parked car had four passengers, while the other car had one. 

Ambulance Victoria spokesperson John Mullen said all were in stable condition.

“Three adults and one child were transported to hospital, and one child was taken by his father at the scene.” 

Leading Senior Constable Oppenhuis said it was a reminder to drivers to be careful in the wet weather. 

“Drivers need to remember to be responsible,” he said.

“It can get dangerous on the stretch of road when it’s wet.”

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