HORROR: A four-wheel drive rests on its side after a head-on smash at Cooriemungle on Wednesday that left one woman dead and a man fighting for life in a Melbourne hospital. THURSDAY 10am:The driver of the car involved in Wednesday’s head-on collision at Cooriemungle remains in a critical condition at Melbourne’s The Alfred hospital.
The man was flown to the hospital after the car he was driving crossed to the wrong side of Princetown Road, on a sweeping bend, and collided with a four-wheel drive.
The female passanger in the car sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.
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DETECTIVES aretrying to piece together the circumstances of a head-on smash near Cooriemungle that left one woman dead and a man fighting for life.
Major collision investigation unit members were confronted with a horrifying sight when theyarrived at thescene on Wednesday night, with one car almost unrecognisable and a second resting on its side.
Princetown Road, between Great Ocean Road and Cooriemungle Road, was closed for several hours as detectives combed the areafor evidence.
Police believe two tourists from Asiawere travelling in a Hyundai on Princetown Road after 1pmwhen they veered to the wrong side on a sweeping bend.
They collided head-on with a grey four-wheel drive being driven by a local manthatcame to rest on thedriver’s side.
Two air ambulance helicopters, one from Warrnambool and the other from Bendigo, landed in a paddock beside the road.
Port Campbell sergeant David Banks said the male driver of the Hyundai received life-threatening injuries and was flown to Melbourne’sThe Alfred hospital.
He said the female passenger received critical injuries and died. She was yet to be identified.
The driver of the four-wheel drivemiraculously walked away after ambulance officers treated him forminor injuries.
The woman’sdeath is the first on south-west roads for 2016, and takes the Victorianroad toll to 16
UPDATE 4.35pm: Police expectPrincetown Road, between Great Ocean Road and Cooriemungle Road, will be closed for several hours.
An air ambulance helicopter leaves the scene of a fatal crash on Princetown Road at Cooriemungle. Picture: Jarrod Woolley
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Victoria Police said 14 lives had been lost in road crashes in 2016, compared to 16 at the same time the previous year.
UPDATE 4.10pm: TheMajor Collision Investigation Unit is en route to a crash scene south of Simpson, where one person is confirmed dead.
Police said it appeared a Hyundai had crossed to the wrong side of the road and hit a four-wheel drive head-on.
A female passenger of the Hyundai has died and is yet to be formally identified. An air ambulance has taken a man to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the four-wheel drive, a local man and the single occupant of the vehicle, received minor injuries after his vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side.
Paramedics treated the man at the scene. Hehas since returned home.
UPDATE 4pm: One person has died afterthe crash near Simpson this afternoon.
Two air ambulances, the HEMS-3 and HEMS-4, have left the scene.
UPDATE 3.35pm:Two Asian tourists are fighting for their lives after a head-on collision with a local vehicle south of Simpson.
It is understood the tourists’ vehicle was on the wrong side of the road when theaccident occurred.
A local man escaped fromhis vehicle, which came to reston its side.
Both tourists weretrapped.
An air ambulance is on the ground near the accident scene andCPR is being performed on the passenger.
Both tourists have sustained life-threatening injuries.
The Victoria Police majorcollisions unit officers are en route.
Police from Port Campbell, Camperdown, Lavers Hill andWarrnambool are in attendance alongwith other emergencyservices includingState Emergency Service.
The road is expected to be blocked for some time while the circumstances of the accident are investigated.
EARLIER:Emergency services are working to free two people trapped in their vehicle after a crash near Cooriemungle.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said two vehicles collided head-on along Princetown Road near the intersection with TheBoulevarde, about halfway between Simpson and Princetown around1.10pm on Wednesday.
The spokeswoman said a man and woman had serious injuries.No details were available on the occupants of the second vehicle, she said.
Road closures are in place but could not be confirmed.
It is understood the accident occurred on a sharp bend, with Princetown Road closed at the Great Ocean Road and Cooriemungle Road.
More to come.
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