Lane closed on Calder as crews clean up poultry waste

Two people have been taken to hospital this morning after separate crashes on the Calder. Picture: FILE PHOTO

Two people have been taken to hospital this morning after separate crashes on the Calder. Picture: FILE PHOTO

Motorists are being advised to expect delays on the Calder Freeway as crews work to cleanup poultry waste after a crash.

Two vehicles collided this morning south of Taradale on the freeway, causing a truck carrying poultry waste to lose some of its load.

Castlemaine Sergeant Rohan Scott said a Magna sedan attempted to overtake the truck but lost control.

All southbound lanes were closed initially, but one has since reopened.

Sergeant Scott urged drivers to take care on the roads, especially at crash scenes.

“If motorists see an emergency incident on the highway, please slow down,” he said.

“It’s also a reminder to check the roadworthy condition of vehicles, particularity tyres.” 

The 59-year-old driver of the Magna was taken to hospital following the collision with minor injuries. The truck driver was unhurt.

Emergency services were also called to a second crash on the Calder this morning, this time at Ravenswood.

Police said a Toyota van collided with the side of a truck that was turning onto a south-bound lane just past the truckstop.

A female passenger of the van was taken to hospital to be treated for shock, but both drivers were uninjured.

The crash happened just after 6.30am and the van was towed from the scene.

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