UPDATE, Wednesday 1.15pm: Four people remain at Bendigo Health following a crash in Maiden Gully on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman said all four patients were in a stable condition.
Among them was a three-year-old boy, who is believed to have suffered a serious cut to his forehead.
Four people were taken to hospital after a car crashed into a tree near Braedene Drive, Maiden Gully, on Tuesday evening.
A seven-year-old girl was transported to Bendigo Health following a separate road incident in Kangaroo Flat.
She has since been discharged.
UPDATE 8.20pm: Another child is in hospital following a separate road incident in Kangaroo Flat tonight.
A two car collision occurred on Church Street at 5.45pm.
It is believed one of the vehicles failed to give way when turning right at the intersection of Church Street and Lockwood Road.
The two drivers were not injured but a seven-year-old girl who was a passenger in one of the vehicles was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.
UPDATE 6.10pm: Senior Constable Dave Sanders said the car involved in today’s Maiden Gully crash was travelling towards Marong when it hit a tree, but it was not clear what caused the crash.
He estimated the car was travelling at 80 kilometres per hour at the time it hit the tree.
All four of the car’s occupants were taken to hospital, with a three-year-old boy suffering a serious cut to his forehead.
An 18-year-old male in the front passenger seat was placed in a neck brace as a precaution.
“People need to slow down,” the senior constable said when asked what drivers needed to do in wet conditions.
“If it’s pouring and you can’t see, consider stopping if you need to.”
UPDATE 5.30pm: The father and his children have all been taken to hospital.
The crash occurred near Braedene Drive, Maiden Gully.
UPDATE 5.20pm: A child has been rushed to hospital with severe head injuries after a car crashed into a tree at Maiden Gully.
A father and two of his children are still being treated on scene by paramedics, while the youngest child has been taken to hospital with what police have described as ‘quite serious head injuries’.
The front of the vehicle is extensively damaged and traffic is being redirected around the scene.
EARLIER: Emergency services are attending a crash on the Calder Highway near Edwards Road in Maiden Gully.
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman confirmed paramedics were “assessing” five people at the scene.
More to come.