Bacchus Marsh Car Accident: 1 dead, 3 injured after crash west of Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria and is the second most populous city in the country, although it boasts the highest population within its contiguous urban area. The term “Melbourne” typically refers to Greater Melbourne, a sprawling metropolitan area covering 9,993 square kilometers (3,858 square miles) and encompassing 31 local municipalities. However, “Melbourne” is also used to specifically describe the City of Melbourne, centered around its central business district. This metropolis extends along the northern and eastern coastlines of Port Phillip Bay, reaching into areas like the Mornington Peninsula, parts of West Gippsland, and the hinterlands leading to the Yarra Valley, the Dandenong Ranges, and the Macedon Ranges. Melbourne’s population exceeds 5 million people, constituting 19% of Australia’s total population as per the 2022 census. Most of its residents are situated on the eastern side of the city center and are commonly referred to as “Melburnians.”

Bacchus Marsh Car Accident
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Bacchus Marsh Car Accident

The region that now encompasses Melbourne has been the traditional land of Aboriginal Victorians for over 40,000 years. It holds immense cultural significance as a meeting place for various local Kulin nation clans. Among the Kulin nation’s five distinct groups, the Boonwurrung, Wathaurong, and Wurundjeri peoples are the traditional custodians of the land where Melbourne stands today. While a brief penal settlement existed at Port Phillip in 1803 under the British colony of New South Wales, Melbourne’s official founding took place in 1835 with the arrival of free settlers from Van Diemen’s Land (modern-day Tasmania). Melbourne was formally incorporated as a Crown settlement in 1837 and was named after the British Prime Minister of the time, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. In 1851, a mere four years after Queen Victoria granted it city status, Melbourne became the capital of the newly established colony of Victoria.

A fatal collision involving two cars occurred on a regional road located west of Melbourne, resulting in one fatality and injuries to three individuals, including two children. The incident unfolded at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Nerowie Road, situated between Parwan South Road and Bucklers Road in Parwan, near Bacchus Marsh.

Tragically, the driver of one of the cars lost their life at the scene, and their identity has not been disclosed by authorities. A woman in the passenger seat of the same car and two children in the rear seats sustained injuries and were subsequently transported to medical facilities. The woman reportedly suffered severe, life-threatening head injuries, necessitating her transfer to Royal Melbourne Hospital. Simultaneously, a teenage boy was airlifted to The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne for specialized medical attention. A young girl, also located in the back of the vehicle, was transported to the same hospital with head injuries.