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Tow Truck Driver's Arm Torn Off While Loading Car On Truck

A Victorian tow truck driver who was assisting a broken down vehicle has had his arm torn off after a car crashed into him.

It is alleged that a Holden Commodore Sedan was driving southbound on the Peninsula Link, between Eastlink and Frankston-Dandenong road, when the driver suddenly veered into the emergency lane.

The tow truck driver had been loading a broken down car onto his truck in the emergency lane when the Commodore slammed into him.

Emergency services were called to the highway with reports that a car and tow truck had collided at 3:25 pm yesterday.

The 30-year-old towie was taken to The Alfred Hospital with a severed arm, multiple fractures and missing teeth.

Doctors attempted to reattach his arm, however, the surgery was unsuccessful. He is currently in a stable condition.

Investigations are currently ongoing into the cause of the accident, however, investigators say that dash-cam footage of the accident appears to show that that driver of the Commodore could have avoided the smash.

The tow truck driver had only been in his current job for two months.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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