Tram crash at Ascot Vale

Fawkner Highway Patrol members are investigating after a tram derailed and crashed in Ascot Vale early this morning, Victoria Police say.

Police have been told the tram was travelling east along Maribyrnong Road when the tram derailed at the intersection of Ascot Vale Road about 12.20am.

The tram, with only the driver on board, collided with a bus shelter and fire hydrant.

The driver, a 49-year-old Sunshine man, was not injured.

He is expected to be charged with careless driving.

The intersection is expected to be closed until midday and drivers are advised to avoid the area due to road closures.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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