Three people rescued from car after rollover near Clunes

THREE people have escaped unscathed after the car they were in spun out of control and rolled on the Ballarat-Maryborough Road. 

No one was injured in the accident on the Ballarat-Maryborough Road. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

No one was injured in the accident on the Ballarat-Maryborough Road. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

Police said the driver, 52, lost control of the car as she came around a bend in the highway five kilometres north of Clunes about 1.30pm on Thursday. 

No other vehicles were involved in the incident. 

Two ambulances, five police units, three CFA crews and five SES officers attended the scene. 

The driver and two passengers in the car, a man, 41, and woman, 20, both from Talbot, were rescued from the wreckage by emergency crews. 

Ballarat Highway Patrol’s Senior Constable Tony Creanor said the three were lucky to escape uninjured. 

He said the driver did not appear to be speeding and returned a blood alcohol reading of zero. 

“We believe she has come around the bend and left the road suddenly and driven onto the soft surface on the side of the road which has caused her to lose control,” he said. “The car has then rolled into a spoon ditch and landed upside down. All passengers were trapped inside the car until emergency service crews arrived. None of the passengers were taken to hospital.” 

Traffic from both sides of the highway remained blocked for more than two hours as emergency crews worked to clear the scene. 

A tow truck arrived just before 3.30pm to clear away the car wreckage.

Senior Constable Creanor urged anybody who witnessed the incident to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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