‘Miracle’ escape from crash

POLICE said it was a miracle no one died in a single vehicle accident in Gormandale on Monday morning.

A vehicle was travelling along Highland Highway about 9.30am in wet conditions, when the driver reportedly lost control on a slight right hand bend.

Police said the car left the road on the left hand side, before crashing into a tree on the opposite side of the road and coming to rest on its roof.

The driver, a man in his mid-30s from Yarram, and passengers, a 31-year-old woman and a six year-old boy, were taken to Latrobe Regional Hospital for observation.

A five-year-old girl was flown to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital for observation.

The accident was attended by Yarram and Rosedale police and Wellington Highway Patrol members.

Wellington Highway Patrol was astounded no one was killed or seriously injured in the accident.

Over the years, there have been a number of fatalities and near collisions along the bend.

Police said a tree had been removed from the site before the accident, and if it had still been there, the car’s occupants would have died.

The crash is being investigated.

Police urge motorists to slow when driving around bends and in wet and foggy conditions, even when driving on familiar roads.