A woman was flown to hospital following a serious crash last night.
Police believe the blue Holden had been travelling along Pitfield-Scarsdale Road when the driver veered across the road and crashed into a tree about 8pm.
The car then rolled and hit another tree before coming to a stop.
Emergency services were notified of the single-vehicle crash near the corner of Pitfield-Scarsdale Rd and Golden Lake Rd at Newtown just before 8.30pm.
The car was located several metres down an embankment, with the driver trapped in the car by a large tree branch.
Firefighters worked to free the woman, who had sustained multiple injuries.
Country Fire Authority crews had six vehicles at the scene - from Smythesdale and Ballarat Fire Brigade - and were supported by Fire Rescue Victoria.
The driver and sole occupant of the car, a 24-year-old Wendouree woman, was freed after about an hour later and flown by air ambulance to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Ballarat Highway Patrol are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or who has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppers.vic.com.au
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