Melbourne man, 24, flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital after Peterborough crash

​​A MELBOURNE man in his 20s is in an induced ​coma at a Melbourne hospital after an accident near Peterborough early Friday morning.

Port Campbell police Sergeant David Banks said the man was driving south in his Nissan Patrol along the Timboon-Peterborough Road at 12.45am Friday when the single-vehicle accident happened between the Port Campbell-Curdievale Road and the Great Ocean Road 

The driver lost control around a left-hand bend and rolled the vehicle.

He was ejected from the car and landed on the road, suffering life-threatening injuries.

The man was flown by helicopter to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with significant head and spinal injuries.

On Friday he was in a stable condition in an induced coma. Last night the man was in a serious condition.

A passenger in the Nissan suffered only minor injuries.

The vehicle has been described as an insurance write-off.

The helicopter landed at the Peterborough airport at about 2am to airlift the injured man.

Police investigation into the cause of the accident are continuing.

Police from Warrnambool, Cobden and Port Campbell attended the accident scene as well as State Emergency Service and Country Fire Authority volunteers and council workers.