By Joshua Wells

A 32-year-old Nunawading man was arrested in Whittlesea this morning following an accident on April 8 along Plenty Road.

Police allege the man’s car had been erratically overtaking a number of other vehicles along the road, causing a couple to crash with one taken to hospital.

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The man will front Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on September 12 charged with reckless conduct endangering life, driving in a manner dangerous, unsafe overtaking and leaving the scene of an accident without rendering assistance.

“Another car, which had been travelling along the same road, swerved to avoid a collision with the vehicle and subsequently crashed into a culvert,” a police report revealed.

The North Central Review understands the arrest relates to the same crash involving Whittlesea residents Tia Vandermeulan, 21, and her partner Adrian Ballinger, 24.

Ms Vandermeulan was transported to hospital with cuts and bruises and concerns over her lower back.

She said after the crash she felt lucky to be alive.

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