Police have praised a bystander who provided first aid to a driver involved in a car crash in Kennington on Thursday afternoon.
A woman in her 70s is in hospital in a critical condition after her car hit a tree along St Aidan's Road about 4.15pm.
Senior Sergeant Ian Brooks said while it was too early to say for sure, police were investigating whether the driver suffered a medical episode moments before the crash.
"A passerby has witnessed the collision and got the driver out of the car and commenced CPR," Senior Sergeant Brooks said.
"An absolutely awesome effort from a young lady (passerby) who was just going past doing her job.
"She came to give assistance, realised the driver wasn't breathing and basically called emergency services and started resuscitation very, very quickly.
"That was just absolutely fantastic from just a passerby."
A WOMAN has been taken to Bendigo hospital in what is believed to be a critical condition after a crash in Kennington.
Emergency services were called to the single car crash on St Aidan's Road about 4.20pm on Thursday.
One woman was being treated by paramedics on the scene.
Ambulance Victoria said the woman was believed to be in a critical condition.
The car appeared to have hit a tree.
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