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Man rescued from car

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  4.03 PM 8 May, 2014

Location: General

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CFA and SES have successfully extricated a patient from a car accident in Mt Duneed this afternoon.

CFA was called to the car accident on the Surf Coast Highway around 1.30pm and found a man trapped in the car.

It’s believed the driver clipped a powerpole which caused two powerlines to fall which wrapped around the bottom of his van before driving into a nearby fence.

Incident Controller Garry Paris said firefighters had to wait for the power company to arrive to turn the power off before the man could be extricated from the vehicle.

“Once the power off and the scene was safe, we were able to remove the patient who is now being treated by paramedics,” he said.

The man is being airlifted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Seven trucks from Geelong, Grovedale and Belmont remain on scene.  Police, Ambulance Victoria and SES are also on scene.

Last Updated: 11 May 2014