Driver in­jured in Main­dample ac­ci­dent

Mansfield Courier - - News -

AN 18-year-old Mel­bourne man sus­tained sus­pected head and back in­juries in an ac­ci­dent at Main­dample last Thurs­day morn­ing.

The man was trav­el­ling to Mel­bourne just after 6am when it is be­lieved he may have swerved to avoid hit­ting an an­i­mal and lost con­trol of his ve­hi­cle.

The ve­hi­cle then ran off the side of the Ma­roon­dah High­way hit­ting a steep ditch which caused the Jeep to roll.

The man was trapped inside the ve­hi­cle and was res­cued by Mans­field SES unit mem­bers on ar­rival.

The man was treated by paramedics on the side of the road be­fore be­ing taken to Bon­nie Doon Recre­ation Re­serve where an air am­bu­lance met the paramedics and trans­ferred him to the Al­fred Hospi­tal in Mel­bourne.

Po­lice, SES, Main­dample CFA and paramedics all at­tended the ac­ci­dent scene.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­ci­dent to con­firm the cause but said it was a timely re­minder for driv­ers to re­main alert, drive care­fully and stay safe.

RES­CUE WORK­ERS: mem­bers of the Mans­field po­lice, SES, Main­dample CFA and Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria paramedics all at­tended an ac­ci­dent at Main­dample last Thurs­day, free­ing a man trapped within his ve­hi­cle.

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