Two men have been charged following an alleged road rage incident east of Melbourne which left one man in a critical condition and children hospitalised.
The alleged altercation unfolded on Sunday evening when the driver of a white Ford station wagon and the driver of a white Mitsubishi ute crossed paths.
They were both travelling north on EastLink near Wirtana South just before 5pm before one followed the other as they took the High St exit, police allege.
The pair were in step as both cars allegedly turned onto Stud Rd and then onto the Burwood Highway.
At that point the station wagon collided with a third vehicle, a silver Toyota RAV4, sending it onto its back on the centre median strip.
Police will allege it is a road rage incident.
The 52-year-old behind the wheel of the RAV4 was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
He is still receiving treatment.
Two men have been charged after an alleged crash in Melbourne’s east. Picture: Google Maps
There were four children inside the Ford station wagon aged between five months and 17 years old.
All of them were taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
One child remains in hospital two days after the incident.
The 43-year-old driver of the Ford station wagon has been charged with dangerous driving causing a serious injury.
The passenger in the Mitsubishi ute, a 10-year-old child, was not physically injured.
The 43-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi ute has been charged with conduct endangering life and dangerous driving causing a serious injury.
Both men were bailed and are due to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on March 16.
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