Two crashes on opposite sides of Ballarat kept emergency services busy yesterday.
A man in his 60s was trapped for more than 30 minutes after the truck he was driving hit a tree at Yendon.
The crash occurred on Navigators Road just before 9.50am.
No other vehicles were involved in the collision.
Emergency crews were on the scene for some time helping to free the trapped man, who was then transported to the Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital with facial and head injuries.
He arrived in a stable condition.
Hours later, two vehicles collided at the intersection of Ballarat-Carngham Road and Haddon-Windermere Road at Haddon.
A Holden wagon towing a trailer and a silver hatchback collided, causing the hatchback to slide off the road and into a nearby paddock.
The wagon suffered significant front-end damage and wreckage from both vehicles was strewn across the busy intersection.
A team of firefighters and paramedics worked for about 15 minutes to free people from the hatchback as the driver of the wagon stood to the side and assisted police.
Police directed traffic around the collision.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said a call was received at 12.28pm, when two cars were involved in a collision.
He said four people were taken to Ballarat Base Hospital with minor injuries.
“Two people in their sixties had bruising from seatbelts and neck soreness and a male and female in their thirties have been taken in for further observation,” Mr Mullen said.