Rain blamed for vehicle accidents

YESTERDAY’S blast of wet weather led to a string of single-vehicle accidents across the south-west.

A 25-year-old man received non-life-threatening injuries when a tractor he was operating overturned while spreading fertiliser on a steep ridge along the Brucknell Road near Timboon about 11.30am.

It is understood he was working for a contractor when the tractor rolled about 80 metres down a slope.

Officers from WorkSafe are investigating the incident.

The driver was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital with leg lacerations and possible head and neck injuries. 

Meanwhile, a car rolled over on the Cobden-Lavers Hill Road near Gribbles Road at Jancourt while at Woorndoo a truck collided with a pole.

Mortlake and Lake Bolac police attended the accident scene.

Senior Sergeant Russell Tharle, of Warrnambool police, reminded all motorists to be aware and drive to the road conditions.


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