Car ends up in tree in Warrigal Rd, Oakleigh
A CAR has become wedged up a tree in a baffling two-car collision this morning.
Photos show the Toyota Kluger 4WD suspended off the ground between a fence and a tree, with its back wheels about two metres up the tree.
Music teacher Campbell Phillips was driving to work when he noticed the vehicle on Warrigal Rd in Oakleigh.
“I just saw a car up a tree,” he said.
“It’s not what you expect on a Monday morning.”
Victoria Police spokeswoman Cath Allen said an elderly man was driving out of a carpark when he ran into the Toyota Kluger.
“He’s accidentally put his foot on the accelerator instead of the brake,” she said.
“He’s hit the Kluger and it’s flipped or done whatever and ended up in the tree.”
Emergency services responded to the crash just after 9.40am.
The man in the Toyota, aged in his 40s, was conscious and breathing. He was taken to The Alfred hospital with minor injuries.
Ms Allen said the elderly man and his wife were being assessed by paramedics but had also avoided any serious injuries.
Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Amelia Harris said someone rang 000 “after they heard a smash”.
VicRoads said one lane was blocked in each direction on Warrigal Rd at Queens Ave.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time if travelling through the area but the 4WD has since been taken down out of the tree.