Accident on the Casterton-Aspley Road at Nangeela

UPDATE, noon: A 22-year-old Casterton man has been flown to a Melbourne hospital with serious chest and leg injuries after an accident north-west of Casterton.

Hamilton police Sergeant Dave Walkley said the driver in a Holden Rodeo dual cab utility was heading north on the Casterton-Aspley Road at 6.50am when the accident happened.

The driver moved over to the left side of the road, putting his two left tyres in the gravel while going through a right-hand bend, to allow a B-double log truck to pass.

He then lost control, skidded across the road and collided head-on with a large gum tree.

“The driver was initially trapped and had to be cut free from his vehicle,” Sergeant Walkley said.

“He suffered head and chest injuries and is in a serious but stable condition. He was flown to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne,” he said.

The road was closed for about two hours while the HEMS4 rescue helicopter landed, loaded the injured man and lifted off.

The ute was extensively damaged.

At 8am: THE driver of a car involved in a single-vehicle accident will be airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries.

Hamilton police Sergeant Michael Vaughan said the accident was at Nangeela, north-west of Casterton.

He said the HEMS4 helicopter would land on the Casterton-Aspley Road in the next 10 minutes.

“The road will be closed while the helicopter lands, the injured man is placed on board and the helicopter takes off,” he said.

“It’s now become clear there was no truck involved in the accident. It’s a single vehicle accident and the car has gone into the bush for some unknown reason.”

Sergeant Vaughan said the man had not suffered life-threatening injuries.

Earlier: EMERGENCY services are current on the site of an accident on the Casterton-Aspley Road.

 Hamilton police Sergeant Michael Vaughan said the accident was at Nangeela, north-west of Casterton.

He said there were initial reports of a car being involved in an accident with a truck but the details are at this stage very sketchy.

The accident happened just before 7am and a man has now been removed from a vehicle breathing, conscious and with leg injuries.

"It's not a a fatality and the man has possible leg injuries. He's conscious and breathing," he said.

More details to come.