Muckleford man lucky to be alive after crash

POLICE say it was "head-shakingly lucky" a man survived after his car flipped three times and smashed into a tree in Muckleford this morning.

The 46-year-old Muckleford man was taken to hospital with minor head injuries after the crash on Muckleford-Walmer Road.

The man lost control of his car and veered off the road before rolling at least three times, police said.

A passerby stopped to help free the man from his car before ambulances arrived.

Senior Constable Wayne Cairnes said the fact the man was wearing a seat belt saved his life.

“Surprisingly, the man was in quite a good condition,” he said.

“You see crashes like that and it could have been a lot worse. The seatbelt saved this gentleman’s life.”

Senior Constable Cairnes said the wet conditions on the narrow country road had contributed to the crash.

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