Street race ends in rollover in Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo

UPDATE 2pm: Police believe the car that rolled at Kangaroo Flat on Thursday morning was racing another vehicle at the time.

Senior Constable Matt Beck said it appeared two vehicles were racing along Crusoe Road when one, a white 2002 Mitsubishi Magna, tried to overtake the other car in question, which was a white Holden Commodore VS wagon, and another vehicle.

He said the Magna lost control at the bend, ran off the road into a ditch, and rolled.

It was found to have had false number plates.

The incident occurred shortly before 11am.

Witnesses have reported seeing the driver leave the scene in the other car.

Senior Constable Beck urged any witnesses to the incident or the aftermath to contact him at Bendigo police station on 5448 1300.

UPDATE 12.20pm: Police believe the white Mitsubishi sedan rolled after it and another vehicle came driving around the bend, travelling in the direction of Bendigo.

Senior Constable Matt Beck said there were no witnesses to the crash itself, but witnesses reported that the driver got into the other vehicle and left the scene.

Police are trying to ascertain whether the crashed car has been stolen.

Crime scene officers were at the scene earlier.

Skid marks were visible on the road.

UPDATE 11.57am:

UPDATE 11.45am:

Firefighters are at the scene as a precaution for any leaking petrol.


EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a car rollover in Kangaroo Flat.

Traffic is down to one lane at Crusoe Road, where the incident occurred.

Police and firefighters are at the scene.

No one is trapped in the car.


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