A 75-year-old Yambuk man had a lucky escape when his car ran off the road south of Macarthur.
The driver was travelling south along the Hamilton-Port Fairy Road when his car went off the road and into a ditch at low speed around 6.30pm.
Hamilton police Sergeant Paul Stanhope said the driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene by Ambulance Victoria, before being transferred to South West Healthcare in Warrnambool for observation.
"No drugs or alcohol are suspected at this stage, and speed was not a factor in this incident, but police investigations are continuing," Sergeant Stanhope said.
Sergeant Stanhope said drivers needed to pay attention when driving on rural roads, especially when travelling to and from events such as the Dunkeld Cup this weekend.
"We need drivers to watch for speed, fatigue and distractions when they have their mates in the car, and be careful of unpredictable things on the road," he said.
"This is essential if you are on rural roads you may not be used to. Drivers need to respect them."
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