A 32-year-old Warrnambool driver was on Sunday night flown to a Melbourne hospital with suspected spinal injuries after an accident at Terang.
Senior Constable Tony Hassett, of Camperdown police, said yesterday the man had to be cut out of his red Holden Commodore after the accident at the intersection of Simpson and Baynes streets about 5.45pm.
A helicopter landed at the Terang Recreational Reserve and the driver was flown by helicopter to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Senior Constable Hassett said the Commodore was travelling south in Simpson Street when it was involved in a collision with a Nissan Patrol utility travelling along Baynes Street containing a driver and passenger.
The two people in the Nissan were not injured.
The driver of the Commodore was trapped for about half-an-hour by the legs before being able to be cut free by State Emergency Service volunteers.
The two passengers in the Commodore, also from Warrnambool, did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
A 17-year-old male youth, who was a passenger in the back seat, was transported to the Terang hospital for treatment.
The 21-year-old Warrnambool woman did not need to go to hospital.
Senior Constable Hassett said investigations into the cause of the accident were continuing.
He said the Nissan suffered moderate damage, while the Commodore was described as an insurance write-off.
Both vehicles were towed from the accident site, which was cleared by emergency service personnel by 7.20pm.