POLICE have charged a woman after a fatal crash which claimed the life of sick man who stepped out of his car on the side of the Western Ring Rd today.
It’s understood the man was feeling unwell, and stopped in the emergency lane when he was struck at Sunshine West at about 10.40am.
He died at the scene.
The 27-year-old Altona Meadows woman has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and has been bailed to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
Another man also outside the stationary car received minor injuries and was taken to hospital.
Detective Sgt Darren Williams, of the Major Collision Investigation Unit, said the victim was a Werribee father of three.
“It’s a tragic set of circumstances,’’ he said. “When you’re stationary in an emergency lane you don’t expect to be hit from behind by another vehicle.
“They were doing everything right — they had pulled over and were well away from traffic but they ended up being involved in the crash.”
The death takes Victoria’s road toll to 105, 15 more than at the same time last year.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au.