Mortlake police Leading Senior Constable Paul McLean said the family was travelling east on the Hexham-Woolsthorpe Road when the driver failed to negotiate a bend.
“I suspect the driver was travelling at a fairly high speed and as a result, the car has left the road and rolled a number of times before finishing up in a paddock,” he said.
“It’s not uncommon down here for people to be travelling with a fast itinerary, not paying attention to the conditions and possibly following the GPS instead of looking at the road.”
Leading Senior Constable McLean said it was a lucky escape.
“The vehicle appears to have rolled at least once prior to landing on the road reservation and then into the trees,” he said.
“Had the vehicle entered those trees without rolling, it absolutely would have been a fatality.
“All four people in the vehicle were wearing seat belts. They are very lucky.”
A FAMILY of four has been injured in a vehicle roll over.
A male aged in his 40s, believed to be from Hong Kong, has been flown by air ambulance to Melbourne with multiple abrasions.
The man suffered head and chest injuries but was in a stable condition.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said he was being flown for precautionary measures due to the nature of the roll over.
The man’s 16-year-old son has been flown to Melbourne with his father. The teenager was uninjured but can speak English.
A 12-year-old girl and her mother, aged 38, has been transported by road ambulance to Warrnambool Base Hospital.
The vehicle, a Skoda Fabia hire car, was on the Woolsthorpe Hexham Road and attempted to turn onto the Hexham Ballangeich Road when it rolled.
A farmer in a nearby paddock came across the accident and called triple-0.
EMERGENCY services are attending a vehicle roll over at Hexham.
A spokeswoman for Ambulance Victoria said paramedics had been called to the accident on the Hexham Woolsthorpe Road at 9.30am.
The spokeswoman said paramedics were treating a man in his 40s, a woman in her 40s and two primary school aged boys at the scene.
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