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Driver freed after car crashes into Richmond factory

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06 Dec 2019
A vehicle travelling at speed collided with the wall of a car factory on Murphy Street in Richmond just after 6am on Friday.

The man driving the vehicle became trapped after crash, and MFB firefighters worked quickly to release him before he was transferred to hospital in the care of Ambulance Victoria.

The impact caused an electrical wire to become dislodged, creating a hazard at the scene.

The power company isolated the electricity at around 8am before crews were able to safely remove the vehicle.  

MFB’s specialist Urban Search and Rescue crew are working carefully to shore up the structure and the Municipal Building Surveyor is on scene assessing the building’s structural integrity.

Victoria Police are on scene and have closed Murphy Street at both ends.

Firefighters are expected to remain on scene into the morning as crews work to make the area safe.

Approximately 13 firefighters were responded on two pumpers, a rescue unit, and specialist units.

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