Freeway Sign Falls And Crushes Car, Injuring Driver

A massive overhead road sign falling and crushing a woman’s car as she drove along one of Melbourne’s busiest freeways was “a very extremely rare event”, according to one of the directors of Victoria’s major road projects authority.

The woman was driving on the Tullamarine Freeway when the five-by-four metre sign over the inbound exit for Bulla Road and Bell Street came down on her car.

The driver, 53, was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition where she is being treated for neck and hand injuries.

The inbound exit from the Tullamarine Freeway to Bulla Road and Bell Street is closed as investigations into the incident continue.