A 64-year-old Wyndham Vale man was today bailed by the courts to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 26 September this year following a crash in Southbank last week.
Detectives from Major Collision Investigation Unit charged the man after five pedestrians were left injured on the side of the road after a truck allegedly crashed into a traffic light in Southbank.
It is alleged that while performing the left hand turn the truck cut the intersection corner and mounted the footpath, taking out the traffic light which fell to the ground.
Five pedestrians, four men and a woman all aged in their 20-30s, were in the vicinity of the corner at the time and were injured.
The driver has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing serious injury.