Police charge man after Southbank crash

Detectives from Major Collision Investigation Unit have charged a man after five pedestrians were left injured on the side of the road after a truck allegedly crashed into a traffic light in Southbank Thursday evening.

The 64-year-old driver from Wyndham Vale was arrested on Thursday night and has been assisting police with their enquires.

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 initially been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing serious injury.

He has been remanded into custody and will face the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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