Teens left injured after car crash in Sherbrooke

The accident left most of the group with serious injuries. (148496)

By Tanya Steele

A car full of teens have been involved in a serious car accident on Sunday 7 July after their car came off the road and hit a tree in the Dandenong Ranges.

The early morning crash has left the group of teenagers in hospital after their car was believed to have lost control and come off the road in Sherbrooke.

Police are currently investigating the single-vehicle crash and a media spokesperson said it is believed the ute was carrying six occupants and travelling along Monbulk Road just after 4.30am on Sunday morning when the driver lost control.

“The car went down an embankment and struck a tree and the exact cause of the crash is yet to be determined at this stage,” they said.

Five CFA units responded to the accident attending the scene from Kalista-The Patch, Belgrave and Monbulk to turn out at Monbulk Road in Sherbrooke at around 5.33am.

A CFA spokesperson said that no passengers were trapped in the vehicle

“However, one passenger was down an embankment,” they said.

“The incident was deemed under control at 5.57am and safe at 6.38am and then handed over to Victoria Police.”

“Three of the occupants were treated for minor injuries, one was not injured, one was taken to hospital with serious injuries and one with life-threatening injuries,” a Victoria police spokesperson said.

Ambulance Victoria later said that three teenagers were taken to Dandenong Hospital in a stable condition.

“Two other teenagers were taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious but stable condition,” they said.

The accident is now under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.