Driver hurt in crash flown to Melbourne

July 26, 2017

Fast response: Emergency services crews attend a serious motor vehicle accident in Cobram last Wednesday.

Upside down: A vehicle landed in a dry channel after a collision last week.

The patient is transferred from the ambulance to the helicopter at Cobram showgrounds.

A Melbourne woman was airlifted to hospital in Melbourne following a two-car collision in Cobram last Wednesday morning.

Emergency services crews attended the scene and maintained safety on the busy highway intersection.

Incident controller Senior Sergeant Trent Buscall from Cobram police said the woman was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer when she collided with a Toyota Hilux.

‘‘At 8.45am we had a two-vehicle collision on the corner of Cobram South Rd and the Murray Valley Hwy,’’ Sen Sgt Buscall said.

‘‘One vehicle coming north on Cobram South Rd has failed to give way, and struck the other vehicle that was travelling west on the Murray Valley Hwy.

‘‘That vehicle had two females in it from Melbourne — and it then ended up in the channel.

‘‘The other driver was a male from Toolamba — he had no injuries.

‘‘The female driver of the car from Cobram South Rd suffered facial injuries and was transported by air to Melbourne.

‘‘And the passenger from her car was transported to Shepparton for observation.

‘‘It’s a simple failure to give way and inquiries are ongoing.’’

- Grahame Whyte

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