Four critically injured in rollover

A MAN and three boys were last night in a critical condition after they were thrown from their van which rolled near Wickliffe.

Three air ambulances transferred the four people yesterday afternoon with a 12-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital in one helicopter.

The 12-year-old boy suffered spinal and back injuries and the 14-year-old boy had abdomen and back injuries.

A 17-year-old male had abdomen and pelvic injuries and a 49-year-old man suffered spinal abrasions and lower leg injuries.

Both were taken to The Alfred hospital.

The large contingent of police and paramedics were called to the crash at 3.16pm after the Mercedes-Benz van, which was travelling west on the Glenelg Highway, rolled and landed in a paddock, near Wickliffe.

In a separate incident, a woman was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital after she suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision at Naringal East.

The 68-year-old south-west Victorian woman was driving east on the Cobden-Warrnambool Road when it and a car heading west collided on Sunday night.

Police and paramedics were called to the crash at the Cobden-Warrnambool Road and Coolahans Road intersection at 7.20pm.

Both drivers were the only occupants of the respective  cars.

The woman was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital and later flown to Melbourne. 

The 25-year-old south-west Victorian male driver suffered back and abdominal soreness and was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital. Senior Constable Tanya Cook, of Terang police, said inquiries into the accident were continuing.

cquirk@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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