A MAN is fighting to stay alive in hospital after the car he travelling in was impaled by a guard rail in a horrifying crash in Melbourne’s north-west.
Police said the man was a passenger in the black Mercedes sedan which spun out of control and flipped onto its roof on the Western Ring Road at Keilor East around 12.30am this morning.
The vehicle was impaled by a guard rail which pierced through the front passenger side door end exited through the driver’s side, pinning both the male driver and his passenger in the wreckage.
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Fire crews worked delicately to cut the men out of the mangled mess. The passenger sustained life-threatening injuries while remarkably, the driver escaped with only minor injuries.
Rescue crews had to remove the railing which was twisted inside the vehicle, police said.
Both men are believed to be aged in their 20s.
Police said they were investigating whether speed and wet weather contributed to the crash.
Detectives are wanting to speak with anyone who saw the crash or the Mercedes prior to the incident.
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