A 26-year-old Tyabb woman has been killed in a two-car crash outside a Karingal shopping centre.
The woman was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old man. She died at the scene
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said the man sustained chest and possible internal injuries.
He was flown to The Alfred hospital in a serious condition.
A 30-year-old woman, travelling in the second vehicle with two young children, was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.
The children, aged five and two, were assessed at the scene and did not require medical treatment.
The crash happened at 11.45am outside the Karingal Hub shopping centre, at the Frankston-Cranbourne Road and Karingal Drive intersection in Karingal.
Lieutenant Clint Lawrey, of the Langwarrin CFA, said five fire crews attended the scene to help free the trapped occupants of the sedan and four-wheel-drive involved.
Road closures are in place with traffic diversions at Frankston-Cranbourne Road, Karingal Drive and Lindrum Drive.
A Frankston Council spokeswoman said VicRoads was already looking into safety improvements at the intersection opposite the shopping centre and site of this morning’s fatal crash.
VicRoads had completed a letterbox drop to inform residents around Ferndale Drive of a proposal to stop motorists from turning right out of the drive onto Frankston-Cranbourne Road.
‘‘It has been considered a dangerous intersection with traffic turning both left and right onto Cranbourne-Frankston Road,’’ the spokeswoman said.
‘‘The proposal is to only allow left-hand turns out of Ferndale Drive and drivers will then have to make a right-hand turn from either the lights at Karingal Drive or further down at the U-turn opening. Council’s traffic management team have been consulted on this issue.’'