Willatook crash prompts safety warning

Police are urging people to take care on the road after a crash caused by a driver falling asleep at the wheel.

Koroit Police Sergeant Pat Day said a woman in her 60s was travelling from Melbourne to Narrawong when she fell asleep near the intersection of Heywood-Woolsthorpe Road and Hopcrafts Road at Willatook on Thursday morning.

Sergeant Day said the crash occurred about 8.15am, with the car leaving the road, going through a farm fence and spinning 180 degrees before coming to rest in a paddock.

The woman sustained back injuries and was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital.

“Fatigue management is really important,” Sergeant Day said.

“This poor lady had no idea what had happened – she woke up in the paddock with a sore back.”

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