SEVEN vehicles came to grief in treacherous hail-induced conditions near Port Fairy yesterday.
Senior Constable Glenn McDuff, of Port Fairy police, said a chain of accidents happened about 8am after a hailstorm swept through the area.
Two drivers came to grief along the Princes Highway near Thwaites Road.
A woman driver lost control and finished on the wrong side of the road while a man also went off the road but was able to drive away.
Three drivers also lost control at Goose Lagoon, west of Port Fairy.
A woman suffered a broken arm after her car rolled down an embankment, while the other two drivers were not injured.
The Princes Highway was blocked to traffic for about five minutes while a tow truck recovered the vehicle from the roadside.
Another two drivers lost control of their vehicles along the Port Fairy-Hamilton Road.
One of the cars was bogged while the other went off the road, hit a tree and incurred minor damage.
Senior Constable McDuff said the slippery conditions were caused by hail.
“We would encourage all motorists to drive to the road conditions,” he said.
“This was fairly unusual circumstances and caused a bit of a headache for everyone.
“Fortunately there was only one female driver injured.
“We would like to thank police officers from Macarthur and Warrnambool who provided back-up assistance.”