A 63 year-old woman from Langwarrin in Melbourne’s southeast had been struck dead after stopping over to help another driver who had been crashed earlier on the Monash Freeway.
According to the police, the woman pulled over after a car travelling east on Heatherton Rd in Endeavour Hills struck traffic lights then crashed off an overpass on the freeway at about 3.15 a.m.
The driver of the first car is said to be a 35 year-old man from Noble Park. He had driven through an embankment and crashed into a concrete barrier.
According to Sergeant Heather Allen, the first car driver was “extremely lucky” to have escaped the incident without serious injuries. She also said that speed, fatigue and all the other related factors are currently being investigated to know the exact cause of the crash.
According to the police, the woman that was struck by the Ute had stopped on a running lane of the freeway, not in the emergency lane.
The good Samaritan woman who showed up brave character lost her life in the dark condition.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman is a 28-year-old Traralgon man. He was uninjured and is also helping police.
According to Detective Acting Senior Sergeant, Christopher Hayes, investigations are still on-going, the eastbound lanes of Heatherton Rd have also been reopened and anyone who witnessed the incident or has useful information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via crimestoppersvic.com.au