A WOMAN was taken to hospital yesterday following a two-car smash at Haddon.
Her vehicle and a ute collided at the intersection of Sago Hill and Bells roads just after 8am.
A woman in her 70s was taken to the Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital with head and chest injuries, but was transferred to Melbourne due to the severity of her injuries.
BHS spokesman Daniel Anderson said the woman was in a serious condition.
The driver of the ute did not have any serious injuries.
Sago Hill Road is busy at that time of the morning with staff and pupils making their way to Haddon Primary School, just a few kilometres from the crash site. Comments on The Courier’s online story yesterday suggest the intersection was a well-known blackspot among locals.
One driver reported being among the first on scene.
“It is such a dangerous intersection having witnessed another accident in the same area about 18 months ago,” she said.
Another reader posted that authorities needed to act soon to stop more crashes at the blackspot.
“Many accidents on that corner due to cars going through the stop sign,” a third reader posted. “Very lucky the school kids waiting to catch the school bus were not injured also.”