Ararat man flown to Melbourne hospital after Foxhow Road accident

AN Ararat man was flown to a Melbourne hospital with internal injuries after a single-vehicle accident along the Foxhow Road on Wednesday evening.

Camperdown police Senior Constable Tony McLachlan said the accident happened about 7pm near Leslie Manor when the driver, an Ararat man in his 30s, lost control.

He drifted into gravel, veered and fishtailed before the vehicle rolled about half-a-dozen times.

Police believed the driver was thrown from the vehicle.

His condition was stabilised by paramedics and he was flown by the ambulance helicopter to Melbourne with internal injuries.

The helicopter landed near the accident scene and Foxhow Road was closed for a couple of hours.

The passenger, a Learmonth man in his 20s, was taken to a Geelong hospital as a precaution suffering head and neck injuries.

Senior Constable McLachlan said the men had been working slashing grass on the side of the road.

They were travelling back to get another vehicle when the accident happened.

It was the Learmonth man's first day on the job.