A Ballarat stab victim was driven to the side of a busy road and waited, bleeding, for an ambulance to be flagged down, it was revealed yesterday.
Police said the victim, 30, had suffered multiple stab wounds and was a passenger in a car that had been driven to Skipton Street, Redan, on Friday.
One of the car’s occupants waved for a passing ambulance to pull over and treat the injured man at 4pm.
He was assessed at the scene and taken to the Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital, where he checked himself out on Saturday morning.
Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Gabrielle Degenhardt confirmed a “field created event” occurred in Skipton Street just before 4pm on Friday.
Ms Degenhardt said field created events were those thath were not called through triple zero — such as when someone flags down an ambulance.
She said paramedics transported a patient from the side of Skipton Street to the Ballarat Base Hospital.
Detectives have spoken to the victim but are still hoping to speak to the other occupants of the car.
Ballarat Criminal Investigation Unit’s Detective Sergeant Kevin Carson said police believed three other people were in the car with the victim.
“There was the driver and two others,” he said.
“We think those people may be able to assist with the investigation.”
Police did not say how or where the man was stabbed, only that investigations were continuing. No charges were laid yesterday.
The stabbing is believed to have occurred shortly before the ambulance was flagged down.
Detective Sergeant Carson said police were hoping to also speak to anyone else with information about the incident.
Anyone with details can call Ballarat Criminal Investigation Unit on 5336 6080.