Horrific car crash on a major Melbourne highway sparks peak hour chaos

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Three police officers are feared dead after semi-trailer ‘speeding at 100km/h collides with two parked cop cars that had pulled over a Porsche’ – sparking chaos on a major Melbourne highway

  • Crash involving multiple vehicles has closed citybound lanes of Eastern Freeway
  • At least three police are feared dead at scene at Kew on Wednesday night
  • Police confirmed a number of officers believed to have been involved in crash

At least three police officers are feared dead after a horror crash sparked chaos and blocked all lanes of a busy Melbourne freeway on Wednesday night.

Dozens of emergency crews at the scene of a collision on the Eastern Freeway inbound after Burke Road in the inner-city suburb of Kew. 

A witnesses told the Herald Sun a semi trailer ploughed into two police cars and a black Porsche parked in the breakdown lane.

It’s understood police had earlier pulled over the Porsche driver for speeding.

Police confirmed a number of officers were been involved in a horror crash in Melbourne

The crash on Melbourne's Eastern Freeway sparked chaos on Wednesday night

 The crash on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway sparked chaos on Wednesday night

A Good Samaritian helped the truck driver out of his vehicle after

A Good Samaritian helped the truck driver out of his vehicle after

‘At this stage it is believed multiple vehicles are involved in the collision on the Chandler Highway and a number of police officers are believed to have been involved,’ a Victoria Police statement read.

‘The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined at this stage.’

Police are expected to provide a further update shortly. 

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman confirmed paramedics were called to the scene just after 5.40pm but was unable to provide further details. 

Witnesses said the truck driver was pulled out of his truck cabin at the scene by a Good Samaritan and is now assisting police with their inquiries.

It's understood a semi trailer (pictured) ploughed into two parked police cars and a Porsche

It’s understood a semi trailer (pictured) ploughed into two parked police cars and a Porsche

Dozens of emergency vehicles are at the scene, which has closed citybound lanes

Dozens of emergency vehicles are at the scene, which has closed citybound lanes

The number of fatalities and people injured at the scene have not yet been confirmed

The number of fatalities and people injured at the scene have not yet been confirmed

Citybound lanes of the Eastern Freeway are closed between Bulleen Road and the Chandler Highway.

Vic Roads advises motorists to exit as early as possible using Doncaster or Bulleen Roads through Kew and rejoin the Eastern Freeway via the Chandler Highway.

Traffic is banked up for more than one kilometre. 

‘Outbound traffic is heavily delayed through the area, so motorists should allow extra time,’ Vic Roads states.

It’s currently not known when the scene will be cleared and lanes reopened. 

Traffic was banked up on the Eastern Freeway for more than a kilometre because of the crash

Traffic was banked up on the Eastern Freeway for more than a kilometre because of the crash

 

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