Ballarat breakfast report: February 14

File photo.
File photo.


Tragedy in Mitchell Park overnight after a rollover killed the female driver of a car and hospitalised her passenger.

Police were called to the scene of the rollover about 1.40am, at the corner of Dowling Road and Blind Creek Road.

The driver died at the scene, while the female passenger received moderate injuries.

Both roads are dirt roads, with the intersection just metres away from a railway line.

Further details are expected to be released later today, once police are able to contact next of kin.

Police will prepare a report for The Coroner.

The fatality takes the road toll to 35 for the year so far, compared to 30 at the same time last year.

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Ambulance paramedics attended the Mitchell Park fatality after getting the call at 1.37am.

With the driver already dead at the scene, paramedics took the passenger to the Ballarat Base Hospital in a stable condition.

She was suffering cuts and abrasions, as well as suspected arm injuries.


Just the one call out for our firefighters last night, which also happened to be in Mitchell Park.

Crews were called to a fire alarm just after midnight, although it turned out to be false.

A strike force crew also returned from helping fight the Morwell blaze, with a replacement unit also being deployed from Ballarat overnight.


There was talk of rain yesterday and well, it never came.

Barely a drop was recorded across the state, although forecasters have again predicted some light showers throughout the day.

There is an 80 per cent chance of some downfall today, according to Weatherzone, with a total between 10 and 20 millimetres predicted.

The top temperature is only expected to reach 28 degrees, following a mild night where the temperature only fell to 16 degrees.

For the weekend, tops of 27 and 23 degrees are forecast for Saturday and Sunday, with chances of rain on both days.


Trains between Melbourne and Ballarat are currently delayed up to 25 minutes due to a track fault.



Carlton's Lachie Henderson and North Melbourne's Majak Daw will hold a press conference at 12.15pm today to promote tomorrow's NAB challenge match.


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