Police are searching for a man who fled the scene of a serious car accident in Long Gully at the weekend.
Highway Patrol Sergeant Geoff Annand said police were called to the accident on Eaglehawk Road about 2.20am on Sunday where a driver lost control of their vehicle and slammed into two poles, a tree and a parked car.
“The red Hyundai was travelling north along Eaglehawk Road in Long Gully,” Sergeant Annand said.
“For some unknown reason the driver has lost control and side-swiped the steel pole protecting a tree.
“This caused the vehicle to go completely out of control; it travelled 50 more metres and collided with a legally parked car.
“The impact caused the parked car to be pushed up on to the nature strip.
“The Hyundai then hit another pole and tree before flipping onto its roof, finally stopping in the right hand lane.”
Sergeant Annand said a person saw the collision from the other side of the road and called police.
But he said the driver had fled by the time police arrived.
Sergeant Annand said both the Hyundai and parked car – a Ford Festiva – were badly damaged in the crash and had to be towed.
No other person was involved in the crash, and Sergeant Annand said it was not known what injuries the driver had sustained.
“Although the car wasn’t stolen, the identity of the driver hasn’t been established,” he said.
“The car had been borrowed and then lent out again to someone else.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Leading Senior Constable Bruce Slimmon at the Bendigo police station on 5448 1300.