Singaporean woman in critical condition after car accident in Melbourne, another charged with dangerous driving

A 20-year-old Singaporean woman was involved in a car accident in Victoria, Australia and is in critical condition.

The Victoria Police said that a 21-year-old Singaporean woman was charged yesterday (Nov 25) by local authorities with dangerous driving causing serious injury and negligently causing serious injury.

A total of five Singaporeans were in the car.

According to The Straits Times, two cars collided at the intersection of Remembrance Drive and Madden Road on Nov 24 at about 8.15pm, with one of the vehicles hitting a tree.

The five Singaporeans who were occupying one of the cars were taken to hospital.

Three of them had sustained minor injuries.

Another 21-year-old woman, besides the driver who was charged, suffered serious injuries.

The Nine News Melbourne reported that the "carload of international students from Singapore" was travelling along Remembrance Drive when the 21-year-old allegedly failed to stop.

The car they collided with was driven by a 48-year-old man, who was with his 10-year-old daughter. They were not injured.

"It represents to us a really classic example of inattention," said Detective Sergeant Mark Amos from the Major Collision Investigation Unit to Nine News Melbourne.

"At the moment, we are trying to get hold of their families overseas to give someone some very, very terrible news."

Victoria Police said the investigations are ongoing. 

The Straits Times has contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comments.

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