Volunteers from the Pakenham Road Rescue Crew were called to the second serious car crash in Berwick in the space of six days on Thursday 28 February.
The crash involving two cars and a truck occurred 500 metres from the outbound Clyde Road exit on the Monash Freeway, leaving two occupants trapped just before 3.30pm.
Arriving on scene Pakenham SES and Nar Nar Goon CFA volunteers at first struggled to make out the model of a maroon Hyundai, or how many occupants were in the vehicle, such was the damage from the force of the crash.
Volunteers could free the passenger who was trapped against the guard rail, while the driver was trapped in the seat for almost an hour before being able to be freed by the crews from Pakenham SES and Nar Nar Goon CFA with the use of used hydraulic tools.
Both occupants were transported to the Alfred Hospital by Ambulance Victoria.
The Pakenham Road Rescue Crew is a joint partnership between volunteers from the Pakenham SES and Nar Nar Goon CFA.