POLICE are seeking witnesses after a truck allegedly failed to stop at a two-vehicle crash at Colac east.
Sergeant Nick Buenen of Colac police said sun glare was a factor when a Nissan four-wheel drive collided with the rear of a white Holden Commodore on the Murrays Hill incline of Colac-Forrest Road.
Sgt Buenen said both vehicles were travelling towards Forrest about 7.30am yesterday when the crash happened, causing “significant damage” to the Holden.
He said State Emergency Service workers used the Jaws of Life to free a 23-year-old Colac man from the Holden before paramedics took him to Colac hospital with head and possible spinal injuries.
Paramedics also took the 25-year-old Nissan driver, also from Colac, to Colac Hospital with minor injuries.
“It’s lucky the driver of the white Commodore wasn’t more significantly injured, extremely lucky I would suggest,” Sgt Buenen said.
“We’re seeking witnesses because apparently there was a semi-trailer which went on the wrong side of the road and around the accident when it happened,” he said.
“The truck driver has crossed double lines at a crest and failed to render assistance.”
Sgt Buenen said motorists should be aware of sun glare when travelling south-east on clear mornings.
“The sun glare on the Forrest road at that time of day is a significant factor and drivers need to be aware of it,” Sgt Buenen said.
“The need to ensure their windscreens are clean, they have water in their wipers and they travel at a safe speed when confronted with those conditions,” he said.
Sgt Buenen said fire crews also attended the crash, as well as VicRoads workers who closed the road in both directions for about an hour while authorities cleared the scene.