A GIRL has watched on in horror as her father’s vehicle collided with a four-wheel drive Friday morning.
The 46-year-old New Gisborne man dropped his daughter off at a bus stop near the corner of the Gisborne-Kilmore Road and Macedon Close about 7.55am.
He performed a U-turn and collided with a Nissan Patrol travelling about 100kmh.
Leading Senior Constable Peter Wall said the man received serious head injuries and was flown to The Alfred Hospital.
“The four-wheel-drive had no chance to break,” he said.
“The driver said he would have hit him at close to 100kmh.
“He attempted to avoid the crash by swerving a little bit to the left, but unfortunately couldn’t.”
Leading Senior Constable Wall said the Patrol driver was “relatively uninjured”.
“The male that was injured is the gentleman at fault,” he said.
“We will be making further enquiries with him once we can speak to him after he’s recovered.”
The incident occurred during light rain.
“People need to take care in regards to doing U-turns in 100kmh zones,” Leading Senior Constable wall said.
“The roads were wet.
“People need to take care in the rain while driving.”
A spokesman for The Alfred said the man was in a critical but stable condition.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact police on 5421 2900.