Mount Lindesay Highway traffic impacted by two-vehicle crash

EMERGENCY CREWS: The accident occurred at the junction of St Aldwyn Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway. Photo: Michael Burge
EMERGENCY CREWS: The accident occurred at the junction of St Aldwyn Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway. Photo: Michael Burge

UPDATED THURDSAY 09:30AM: A CRASH between two vehicles occurred at approximately 2.45pm on the Mount Lindesay Highway at North Maclean on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 14.

According to police, preliminary inquiries indicate that a truck was headed south on the highway when it veered into the northbound lane and collided with a car.

The driver of the car, a 22-year-old Boronia Heights man, was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition after being trapped in the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes.

The driver of the truck, a 32-year-old Jimboomba woman, was not injured in the crash.

Police, fire and ambulance services attended the scene at the St Aldwyn Road and Mount Lindesay Highway intersection.

The highway was closed in both directions until approximately 3.30pm, but traffic congestion lasted into the peak hour commuting period, during which southbound drivers experienced significant delays.

Forensic Crash Unit officers are continuing their investigation.  

DELAYS: Traffic congestion is anticipated during peak hour. Photo: Michael Burge

DELAYS: Traffic congestion is anticipated during peak hour. Photo: Michael Burge