A 72-year-old woman is being taken to hospital for observation after a single-vehicle crash in Strathfieldsaye.
Police said the vehicle the woman was driving left the road and collided with a tree.
The driver is not believed to have been at fault. Police believe the crash was caused by a medical incident.
Strathfieldsaye Fire Brigade Captain Matt McCarthy said the crash could have been worse.
"This car could have easily gone into the creek," Mr McCarthy said.
He said it could also have easily caught fire in the dry conditions.
"Luckily, we were on scene quickly and so were some neighbours to disconnect the [car] battery," he said.
A CAR has run off the side of the road in the Bendigo suburb of Strathfieldsaye.
Emergency services were called to Somerville Road, near the St Francis of the Fields Primary School, about 12.30pm.
Police are managing traffic at the scene, with Somerville Road reduced to a single lane near Kadina Court.
Firefighters and paramedics are also on scene.
The car - a grey sedan - has sustained damage to its front and both sides.
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