A 32-year-old Scotts Creek driver is lucky to be alive after he lost control on a straight stretch of road early this morning, ploughed into a tree and his ute caught fire.
Warrnambool Sergeant Tom Morris said the driver suffered significant but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.
The man was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition.
Sergeant Morris said the collision happened near Timboon about 1am Friday along the Timboon-Colac Road.
"It was a single vehicle collision on a straight stretch of road," he said.
"The driver has lost control, crossed the road, went up an embankment, collided with a tree, his vehicle has rolled and then caught fire.
"Very fortunately the driver was able to escape although he suffered significant injuries."
Sergeant Morris said police were investigating whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the cause of the collision.
The LandCruiser received substantial damage.
Country Fire Authority crews put out the fire, while ambulance and police also attended at the accident scene.
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