Driver injured in Maindample accident
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.