Lucky escape from multi-vehicle accident

POLICE say a man was lucky to escape serious injury after he was involved in a multi-vehicle accident in Maffra on Monday morning.

Police allege the 67-year-old man was driving south along Pearson St when he failed to negotiate a left-hand turn onto Johnson St, crossing three grassed median strips before mounting a footpath.

Police said the man then drove along footpath, colliding with some other vehicles before coming to a rest at a pole.

The man was conveyed to Sale hospital with minor injuries.

Investigations are continuing.