Two trapped in car after Golden Point crash

THREE people were transported to Ballarat Base Hospital with minor injuries after a two-car collision in Golden Point this afternoon. 

Emergency services crews had to cut two passengers from a Toyota Corolla after the accident at the intersection of Barkly and Bradshaw Streets about 12.15pm. 

A spokesperson for Ambulance Victoria said emergency workers treated a 40-year-old female for head injuries, a 70 year-old female with chest bruising thought to be from a seatbelt and a 70-year-old male with head and facial injuries. 

A 40-year-old man did not require treatment, while the driver of the second car, a Toyota Landcruiser, and a pet dog were also uninjured in the accident. 

Leading Senior Constable Dave Morton of the Ballarat Highway Patrol said a car travelling on Bradshaw Street failed to observe other cars and a give way sign  at the intersection, hitting the other vehicle travelling on Barkly Street. 

The Toyota Corolla came to a stop after hitting the fence of a nearby home and tow truck crews cleared broken glass from the intersection. 

Local residents looked on as Ambulance Victoria and CFA workers attended to the passengers, while Victoria Police officers took statements from the drivers and redirected traffic at the scene. 

Leading Senior Constable Morton reminded drivers to be attentive of their surroundings and to observe speed limits and road signs.