Somerville Highway Patrol are appealing for witnesses after a driver failed to stop at a breath testing site and subsequently crashed leaving three people injured in Baxter last night.
Officers were working the site on Moorooduc Highway and waving cars in when an officer signalled for the driver of a Jeep Wrangler to enter the site about 6.50pm.
The driver ignored the officer’s direction and sped off narrowly missing a police member who had to jump out of the way.
The driver of the 2018 wagon continued towards the Sages Road intersection where he ran a red light and collided with another vehicle.
The 41-year-old driver of the wagon, from Mount Eliza, and his 10-year-old passenger were both taken to hospital with injuries.
The 53-year-old female driver of the other car, who had to be cut from the wreckage, was also transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
It is expected the male driver of the wagon will be interviewed by police at a later date in relation to conduct endangering life, failing to stop on police direction and other traffic matters.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
Victoria Police News – Tuesday 8 March 2022