TWO drivers were trapped in their vehicles after a roaming dog triggered an accident on the Princes Highway yesterday morning near Warrnambool’s Deakin University campus.
A woman in her 20s driving east in a red Magna sedan is believed to have braked heavily after she saw a dog wandering on the road.
A following vehicle swerved and missed her car but a van collided with the rear of the Magna.
The driver of the van, a man in his 50s, was trapped by the legs until he could be freed while State Emergency Service volunteers cut the roof off the Magna to allow ambulance paramedics to treat and extract the woman.
Warrnambool police sergeant Brett Bodey said the drivers received significant but not life-threatening injuries.
Both were talen by ambulance to hospital for treatment.
He said there was a major disruption to traffic in both directions for about 90 minutes while emergency services provided assistance from soon after 8.15am.
Sergeant Bodey said the circumstances surrounding the accident were still being investigated.
Both vehicles suffered extensive damage and had to be towed from the accident scene.