A 60-year-old Heathcote man was taken to hospital with serious head and facial injuries after a collision with a tree this afternoon.BRONWYN BEYERS January 4, 2013 3:37pm
A 60 year old Heathcote man was seriously injured this afternoon when his Holden Kingswood ran off the North Costerfield road and collided with a tree.
Witnesses say they heard a loud bang at around 2.30pm this afternoon and ran outside to see dust flying everywhere and their neighbour’s car smashed against a roadside tree.
“We ran over to see if he was alright and I brought the water out in case there were sparks and it started a fire,” said the driver’s neighbour, who asked not to be identified.
“He hit his head on the windshield and didn’t look too good, but he said he was okay.
“We thought he might have tried to avoid a kangaroo, but he said he didn’t know why he ran off the road.”
“He’s not the type of guy to hoon around and I don’t think he’d been drinking, so maybe there was something wrong with the car,” the neighbour said.
Paramedics including a MICA unit attended the scene and removed the man from his vehicle before transporting him to Heathcote Hospital where he was airlifted to Bendigo with serious head and facial injuries.
Heathcote Police Leading Senior Constable Karl Kerschbaumer said he had spoken to the driver but the cause of the accident was unknown and investigations were continuing.
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