Driver lucky to be alive after van rollover at Brucknell

A female driver is lucky to be alive after her van rolled near Brucknell about 3am on Sunday, police say.

The woman lost control of her vehicle  which veered off the road and rolled twice down an embankment before landing on its roof, Senior Constable Tony Hassett said.

“It’s miraculous she didn’t sustain any serious injuries or wasn’t killed to be honest,” Senior Constable Hassett, of Cobden police, said.

“I’m amazed to be honest, given the damage to the car.”

The windscreen of the vehicle was ejected from the van and the passenger side of the vehicle was crushed in by the impact of the crash.

The 28-year-old Port Campbell woman was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital by ambulance with a minor head injury and bruising.

She was driving from Warrnambool to Timboon when the accident happened on the Nullawarre-Timboon Road near the Baxters Road intersection.

Another motorists, travelling some distance away, witnessed the accident and saw the vehicle lights go into the paddock.

The motorist raised the alarm and assisted the driver, who conscious after the crash.

Senior Constable Hassett said it was raining at the time of the accident.

He said the older-model Toyota Hiace van was expected to be removed from the paddock sometime Sunday.

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