Terrifying moment a speeding driver narrowly avoids disaster as they barrel the WRONG WAY through one of Melbourne’s busiest tunnels in an allegedly stolen car
- Two 17-year-olds charged after three-hour long police pursuit across Melbourne
- Footage shows the allegedly stolen car speeding through tunnel wrong way
- The pair were arrested and have been charged with a litany of traffic offences
This is the moment an allegedly stolen car came speeding the wrong way through a busy tunnel, narrowly avoid a serious accident.
Terrifying dashcam video shows the vehicle swerving to miss oncoming traffic on the EastLink tunnel in Melbourne‘s CBD just before 6.30pm on Boxing Day.
Police alleged two 17-year-olds in the white Nissan Juke SUV led police on a three-hour chase.
The ute eventually lost control and smashed into several cars outside Southern Cross Railway Station about 8pm on Saturday.
Police helicopters first spotted the car driving ‘erratically’ in the northwest suburb of Essendon about 5pm.
‘The police helicopter monitored the vehicle for about three hours and guided a coordinated police ground response as it travelled across much of the metropolitan Melbourne area,’ police said.
‘On a number of occasions, the vehicle allegedly drove into oncoming traffic on several freeways at high speeds.’
Responding officers quickly arrested the driver at the scene of the crash, but the passenger allegedly fled into the train station.
Protective services officers then scoured through Southern Cross Station desperately trying to find the suspect.
They eventually found him hiding in a train carriage and he was taken into custody.
Police charged the teens from Reservoir in Melbourne’s north with a litany of traffic offences including theft of a motor vehicle, reckless conduct endangering life, driving in a dangerous manner.
Pictured: Terrifying dashcam video has revealed the moment an allegedly stolen car came speeding through a busy tunnel the wrong way
Pictured: Footage shows the vehicle swerving to miss oncoming traffic on the EastLink tunnel in Melbourne’s CBD just before 6.30pm on Boxing Day
‘More charges are likely following the examination of CCTV and dash cam footage,’ police said.
The pair were remanded in custody and will face a Children’s Court at a later date.
Despite the multiple traffic collisions, police said there were no reports of injuries.
Darebin crime investigation unit detectives are now calling on anyone who witnesses the incident or may have dashcam footage to contact police.
‘More than 60 drivers reported seeing the speeding vehicle to police and we urge those people to come forward,’ police said.
Police alleged two 17-year-olds in the white Nissan Juke SUV (pictured left) led police on a three-hour long chase before the ute lost control and smashed into several cars outside Southern Cross Railway Station