PARAMEDICS treated three people at the scene of a multi-vehicle smash near Scarsdale this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Pitfield Road about 5 kilometers from Scarsdale just after midday.
Three vehicles, one towing a caravan, were involved in the crash.
Paramedics at the scene said there were three patients, all with non-life-threatening injuries.
An air ambulance was called to the scene, but was cancelled once it was established the patients' injuries were not so severe.
One man, the driver of one of the vehicles, was seen walking around the scene with a cut to his head and blood down his face.
Another was loaded into the back of an ambulance.
Police from Smythesdale and Ballarat Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.
Volunteer fire brigades from around the region attended the scene and helped provide traffic direction.
Pitfield Road was blocked in both directions as crews worked to clear the scene.
At least one vehicle needed to be towed away with significant front-end damage while the others also sustained varying degrees of damage.
It appeared the vehicle towing the caravan had jackknifed was was positioned sideways across Pitfield Road.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.