Massive road sign crushes car on Melbourne freeway

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The 54-year-old woman driving the car was taken to hospital.

A Melbourne woman escaped with her life following an accident on a Melbourne freeway after massive road sign fell and crushed her car.

9News reports the incident occured at 5:30pm on Tuesday on the Tullamarine Freeway in Melbourne, where the 54-year-old woman was driving along before a large road sign came loose and fell onto the top of her car. 

As seen in dashcam footage obtained by 9News, the sign caved the woman's car roof in and littered the freeway with glass and debris from the vehicle.

Warning, the video may be confronting for some.

Emergency services were reportedly called to the freeway near Essendon Airport where the victim was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The woman is reportedly in a stable condition and suffered minor neck injuries from the accident.

Speaking to the ABC, Acting Sergeant Jason Lane from Fawkner Highway Patrol says the incident was unusual and that wind was not a factor in the accident.

"There were a lot of other cars on the road, she's the only one that's been hit by the sign.

"It is unusual. I haven't come across it before."

9News reports that investigations were undertaken overnight to check other similar signs that were installed as part of the CityLink Tulla Widening project.

It is reported that Victoria Police and Major Road Projects Victoria are investigating the accident. 

Image Credit: 9News

Written By Alexander Pan
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