Truck jack-knifes

A truck has jack-knifed in Pakenham. Picture: JACK MCKAY

By Mitchell Clarke

A man has been transported to The Alfred hospital after a truck jack-knifed on the Princes Highway between Toomuc Valley Road and McGregor Road in Pakenham.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the incident occurred at about 6.40am and was blocking traffic westbound.

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said a man had been transported to hospital by road ambulance, with suspected serious injuries.

A CFA spokesman said the scene was quickly under control and that no one was trapped.

Police, CFA, SES and tow trucks remain on scene.

It’s understood a large amount of diesel on the road and VicRoads has been notified.

An electronic speed sign was knocked down as a result of the incident.

A witness described the scene as “total carnage” but said police had the scene under control and traffic moving.

Another witness believed two trucks were involved.

“It looks like there were two B-double trucks and the one in the left hand lane went to merge into the right lane, and the truck in the right lane got caught between the truck and it’s trailer,” he said.

“It literally crushed the cabin of the truck in the right lane.”

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