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UPDATE, 12:10 p.m .: Wearing a seat belt has been credited with saving a 19-year-old Mortlake driver who struck a cloud of fog, lost control, and rolled his Holden Commodore sedan several times near Noorat. Acting Sergeant Paul McLean of the Mortlake Police Department said the P-Plater was driving north on Mortlake-Terang Road when the accident happened just before 7 a.m. “He lost control on straight roads and rolled his vehicle two or three times,” he said. “The driver suffered serious injuries, including suspected head injuries. Other drivers were quickly on site and provided assistance before the emergency services arrived.” “The driver was removed from the vehicle after the examination and received further treatment from ambulance officials before being flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.” Acting Sergeant McLean said the vehicle was an insurance write-off. He said all emergency services were involved in getting the driver out of the car. “He wasn’t trapped, but we used all available resources to get him out,” he said. “It is a timely reminder to all drivers to put on seat belts, because that saved the young man’s life.” The police officer said the accident happened on a straight road, but a neighbor reported that there was a nebula at the scene of the accident early in the morning. He said the cause of the accident was now known, the investigation would continue, but fatigue or distraction could be factors. The vehicle also hit the waterline from Mortlake to Noorat, causing a 30-meter jet of water. He said Wannon Water officials could bring this situation under control. “The car drove in a farm paddock 150 meters from the road,” said Acting Sergeant McLean. “It was all pretty damp. The paddock is about to run out of silage and we received a lot of support from the farmer who took the vehicle out of the paddock so that it could be towed,” he said. Before: The HEMS4 rescue helicopter was called after a vehicle rollover near Kolora on Sunday morning. The driver, a 19-year-old Mortlake man, sustained head injuries, was removed from the vehicle and treated by ambulance officers. Police report that at around 6:45 a.m. on Terang-Mortlake Road, a car was involved in the single vehicle accident. Emergency services are still on site. The police are expected to be on site for some time to investigate and clean up. Drivers are advised to avoid the area whenever possible. Have you signed up for The Standard’s daily newsletter and breaking news email? You can register below and make sure you are up to date on everything that’s happening in the Southwest.

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November 1, 2020 – 3:00 p.m.

Flown for care: the red Holden Commodore limousine was completed in a paddock after rolling off Terang-Mortlake-Straße several times. The 19-year-old driver was flown to a Melbourne hospital.

Fastening a seat belt was seen as saving the life of a 19-year-old Mortlake driver who struck a patch of fog, lost control, and rolled his Holden Commodore sedan several times near Noorat.

Acting Sergeant Paul McLean of the Mortlake Police Department said the P-Plater was driving north on Mortlake-Terang Road when the accident happened just before 7 a.m.

“He lost control on straight roads and rolled his vehicle two or three times,” he said.

“The driver suffered serious injuries, including suspected head injuries. Other drivers were quickly on site and provided assistance before the emergency services arrived.”

“The driver was removed from the vehicle after the examination and received further treatment from ambulance officials before being flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.”

Acting Sergeant McLean said the vehicle was an insurance write-off.

He said all emergency services were involved in getting the driver out of the car.

“He wasn’t trapped, but we used all available resources to get him out,” he said.

“It is a timely reminder to all drivers to put on seat belts, because that saved the young man’s life.”

The police officer said the accident happened on a straight road, but a neighbor reported that there was a nebula at the scene of the accident early in the morning.

He said the cause of the accident was now known, the investigation would continue, but fatigue or distraction could be factors.

The vehicle also hit the waterline from Mortlake to Noorat, causing a 30-meter jet of water.

He said Wannon Water officials could bring this situation under control.

“The car drove in a farm paddock 150 meters from the road,” said Acting Sergeant McLean.

“It was all pretty damp. The paddock is about to run out of silage and we received a lot of support from the farmer who took the vehicle out of the paddock so that it could be towed,” he said.

Before: The HEMS4 rescue helicopter was called after a vehicle rollover near Kolora on Sunday morning.

The driver, a 19-year-old Mortlake man, sustained head injuries, was removed from the vehicle and treated by ambulance officers.

Police report that at around 6:45 a.m. on Terang-Mortlake Road, a car was involved in the single vehicle accident.

Emergency services are still on site.

The police are expected to be on site for some time to investigate and clean up.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area whenever possible.

Have you signed up for The Standard’s daily newsletter and breaking news email? You can register below and make sure you are up to date on everything that’s happening in the Southwest.