Two people freed from car after two-vehicle crash at Barnadown

Friday 10.20am:

A man in his 70s remains in a critical but stable condition at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne following a two-car crash at Barnadown on Thursday.

His passenger, a woman in her 70s, was taken to Bendigo Health in a serious condition with head, chest and back injuries.

A man in his 40s, who was in the other vehicle, was taken to Bendigo Health with chest injuries, and his passenger, a woman in her 40s who was pregnant, sustained no obvious injuries but was also taken to hospital.

2.40pm: 

Epsom-Barnadown Road has reopened following a two-car crash early this afternoon that has left one man in a critical condition.

A man in his 70s, one of the drivers, suffered significant injuries and will be airlifted to a Melbourne hospital in a critical condition.

The air ambulance is about to leave the site.

1.42pm:

Police believe the crash occurred after a driver failed to give way at a stop sign.

Bendigo Sergeant Mick McCrann said a silver Ford carrying a Queensland couple was travelling on Epsom-Barnadown Road when it crossed the Axedale-Goornong Road intersection and struck a vehicle heading north.

The driver of the Ford, a man in his 70s, has significant injuries and will be airlifted to Melbourne in a critical condition.

His passenger, a woman also in her 70s, suffered shock and possible chest injuries.

Sergeant McCrann said a couple in their 40s, including a woman who is 12 and a half weeks’ pregnant, was in the second vehicle.

He said the woman suffered shock but otherwise did not appear injured.

Sergeant McCrann said it appeared the sedan driver was unfamiliar with the road. He offered a warning to motorists.

“My message to motorists is as simple as this: if you’re not familiar with the roads, slow down so you can stop as you approach an intersection,’’ he said.

“Make sure you understand the nature of that intersection – whether that requires you to turn a certain way, stop or give way.

“Make sure the road is clear before you proceed.”

Sergeant McCrann expected the intersection to be closed for at least another half an hour.

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1.27pm:

A man and a woman in their 60s have been removed from the silver sedan.

One is in an ambulance, while one will be airlifted.

1.10pm:

Police are directing traffic along Axedale-Goornong Road and part of Epsom-Barnadown Road is closed after the crash.

Ambulance, police units, Country Fire Authority and State Emergency Service crews are at the scene.

An air ambulance is also on scene.

Emergency services are working to free two people trapped in a silver sedan.

A black sedan is on its side.

The incident occurred about 15 kilometres from Axedale.

Earlier

EMERGENCY services are responding to a two-vehicle incident at Barnadown.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Epsom-Barnadown Road and Axedale-Goornong Road about 12.20pm on Thursday.

A man and a woman in their 60s are trapped in one of the cars.

An air ambulance has been dispatched.

In March, resident and Goornong Country Fire Authority member Mat Read called for upgrade to the intersection, after a number of crashes and near misses.

More to come