A Melbourne woman remains in hospital after an overhead sign on the Tullamarine freeway crushed her car yesterday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene near Essendon Airport around 5:30pm.
Responders found the roof and windscreen of the 53-year-old woman’s car almost entirely caved in.
The driver was transported to Royal Melbourne Hospital with arm and neck injuries. She is reportedly in a stable condition.
The incident forced the closure of the inbound freeway exit to Bulla Road and Bell Street. All lanes were reopened to traffic later in the evening.
There have been scenes of chaos on Melbourne’s Tullamarine Freeway where an exit sign fell and crushed a car during peak hour. #9News pic.twitter.com/PePfDHsi8O
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) January 8, 2019
Victoria’s Major Road Projects Authority, which is overseeing the freeway’s widening project, is investigating the cause of the shock collapse.
Speaking to the ABC, Highway Patrol officer Jason Lane added the “unusual” incident was not caused by excessive winds in the region.
Lane has advised any motorists or onlookers with footage of the collapse to come forward.