Gel blaster and knife seized following crash in Melbourne’s north west
Posted On April 18, 2022
A man is fighting for his life after his car crashed into a pole in Melbourne‘s north west.
The crash happened at 7.30am this morning on Calder Park Drive in Taylors Hill.
In CCTV footage, the Holden Commodore soars down a slippery road before the driver’s side of the car slams into a tree.
Neighbours raced to rescue two men who were inside the vehicle before they found a cache of weapons and drugs on the back seat.
“The driver was trapped and twisted beneath the steering wheel and I just held his hand until the ambulance came,” one resident said.
Both men were taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital with the driver fighting for his life in critical condition.
Police seized a gel blaster, knife and nitrous oxide canisters from the vehicle, alongside bags and multiple mobile phones.
“They’re all Gucci bags and they’re all identical,” one resident said.
Police say the car was not stolen and there was nothing to indicate any crimes were committed in the lead up to the crash.