A CHILD was taken to hospital after a four car smash on the Princes Highway in Sale on Saturday afternoon.
According to police, the crash happened about midday, when a car heading south on King George Avenue abruptly stopped, the car following smashing into its rear.
Two other cars were involved in the crash, but were not severely damaged.
One of the occupants of the cars, a 12-year-old child, was taken by ambulance to Sale hospital as a precaution for suspected whiplash.
Police closed off the highway, diverting traffic into the service lanes as tow trucks cleared the cars from the scene.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.