A FATAL collision at Rosebud has claimed the life of an elderly woman. She was on a mini bus with eight others travelling west along Eastbourne Rd when it collided head-on with a white Holden Commodore travelling east at 9.44am.
The driver of the car, a 23-year-old P-plater from Coburg, has been arrested and taken to Rosebud Hospital under police guard.
The woman on the mini bus, who is yet to be formally identified, died at the scene. A second elderly woman was flown by air ambulance to The Alfred hospital suffering facial and chest injuries and leg fractures. The others were also injured, with one taken by road to The Alfred hospital suffering pelvis injuries; four by road to Frankston Hospital in stable conditions, and two to Dandenong Hospital also in stable conditions.
Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation unit attended the crash site.
Eastbourne Rd between Jetty Rd and Rosebud Av has been closed.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au