Three hurt in two-car collision north of Rochester

A three-year-old girl was flown to hospital after a car crash in Ballendella, north of Rochester, yesterday afternoon.

The girl, from Lockington, was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.

Her mother, 31, was also treated by paramedics after the two-car smash and was taken to Bendigo Hospital suffering ankle and chest injuries.

A 61-year-old Rochester woman,  the driver of the other car, was freed by emergency services before being taken to Bendigo Hospital with injuries to her chest and ribs. 

Both women were in a serious but stable condition last night.

Traffic was blocked in both directions for several hours at the intersection of Prairie-Rochester Road and Restdown Road.

Leading Senior Constable Robin Kerr said one of the cars had failed to stop at a give-way sign.

A Rural Ambulance spokesman said the three-year-old was assessed with minor injuries and was flown to hospital as a precaution.

Witnesses to the crash have been urged to contact Echuca police.


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