A WARRNAMBOOL woman was flown to Melbourne’s The Alfred Hospital in a critical condition after losing control of her car and crashing into Swan Reserve on Saturday night.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said the woman was initially taken to the Warrnambool Base Hospital with head trauma, chest and arm injuries after the car she was driving ran off Raglan Parade near the intersection with Kepler Street. The black Toyota Supra crashed through a light pole and rolled over, coming to rest in bushes and on rocks in the reserve.
Warrnambool police highway patrol unit Senior Constable Greg Kew said the 21-year-old woman driver was travelling east about 8.30pm when she lost control on a slight left-hand bend.
He said the two-door coupe slid off the highway to the left-hand side and sheered a light pole from its mountings.
“The car ended up in bushes and rocks in Swan Reserve. It was pretty banged up,” he said.
“The driver was trapped for about 30 minutes. She was being treated by ambulance officers before being cut free by State Emergency Service volunteers.
“Any witnesses are requested to contact the Warrnambool highway patrol unit at the Warrnambool police station.
Late yesterday, a spokeswoman at The Alfred Hospital said the woman was in a critical but stable condition and had been placed in an induced coma.