Horror crash in Churchill

A woman was in a stable condition yesterday after a life-threatening head-on collision in Churchill earlier this week.

On Monday, vehicles driven by a 34 year-old Mirboo North man and 33 year-old Churchill woman collided on Switchback Road about 6pm.

Victoria Police Major Collisions Investigation Unit Detective Sergeant Dave Yeoman said the woman driving a Toyota Aurion noticed the Hilux, driven by the man, was allegedly on the wrong side of the road while rounding a bend.

Det Sgt Yeoman said the woman tried to avoid the car, but the Hilux rode up onto the bonnet of the Aurion, leaving her with life-threatening injuries.

The woman was transported to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, while the man was taken to Latrobe Regional Hospital where he was admitted for observation and discharged on Wednesday.

Det Sgt Yeoman said the MCIU was investigating factors, including drugs, alcohol, speed, distraction, inattention and fatigue.

He said cases like this were very protracted and the investigation could take months to work through.

“Nothing has been confirmed at this stage,” he said.

Det Sgt Yeoman also wished to thank local CFA and SES who extracted the two drivers from their vehicles.

“The local support was as good as you’ll get,” he said.