Heywood man injured in single-car accident

POLICE are awaiting the results of an alcohol blood test after a Heywood man was involved in a single-vehicle accident last night.

The 31-year-old man was travelling along the Heywood-Kentbruck Road about 300 metres past the school on a long sweeping bend when he lost control about 9.15pm Sunday.

The Holden twin cab went sideways across the road, took out a 100km/h sign, hit the drain and launched into air, clipping the top wire of a fence before landing about 30 metres inside a paddock.

The vehicle grazed a cypress tree, knocked down a strainer post and collided with the back of a farm shed.

Heywood police Senior Constable Greg Colley said investigations were continuing into the possible causes of the accident which were suspected to involve speed and alcohol.

The driver was taken to Portland hospital for treatment to facial and head lacerations. They were believed to be non life-threatening injuries," he said.

"A blood test will be taken at hospital to be analysised," he said.

Anyone with information about the accident is requested to contact the Heywood police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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