Pedestrians fighting for life after being struck by truck

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A driver of a truck that left five pedestrians injured on the side of a Melbourne road has been arrested.

Four men and a woman were standing near the corner of City Road and Power Street in Southbank at about 7pm when the b-double truck rounded the corner and collided with the traffic light and the group.

"It appears that while performing the left hand turn the truck cut the intersection corner and mounted the footpath, taking out the traffic light which fell to the ground," Victoria Police said in a statement.

Two of the victims of the crash in Southbank, Melbourne, receive help from paramedics.
Two of the victims of the crash receive help from paramedics. Source: 7News

The pedestrians, all aged in their 20s, suffered lower body injuries in the incident. Two of the men are critically injured.

A motorist who witnessed the crash followed the truck and advised police of its location.

A 64-year-old Wyndham Vale man was arrested and is assisting police with their enquiries.

The truck has been located in Truganina.

The scene of the crash in Southbank is expected to be closed for the remainder of the night.

“Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or with dashcam footage to come forward,” police said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 18000 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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