PHOTOS: Tractor and car collide near Ballangeich

A MORTLAKE woman suffered leg injuries and had her car written off when she collided with a tractor near Ballangeich on Monday.

First Constable Paul Fiddaman of Mortlake police said the tractor and the car were both heading north on the Hopkins Highway when the two vehicles collided, about 20 kilometres south-west of Mortlake.

"The car came up behind (the tractor) and collided with (the plough)," First Constable Fiddaman said.

The woman, aged in her 70s, suffered leg injuries and was taken to Warrnambool hospital.

First Constable Fiddaman said he did not believe speed was a factor.

"Obviously the tractor wasn't going that fast, but the car, even at normal speed, would have done some major damage," he said.

The speed limit in the area is 100kmh.

First Constable Fiddaman said the woman was aided by "a couple of bystanders".

He added that it was fortunate no other vehicles were nearby at the time.

"It could have been much worse," he said.

The plough suffered minor damage and the tractor was unscathed.

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