A Colac grandmother and her granddaughter were lucky to escape critical injury yesterday when a truck and the van they were travelling in crashed in Armstrong Street yesterday.
An air ambulance airlifted the woman, in her 70s, to the Royal Melbourne Hospital at about 1pm with upper body injuries and in a stable condition.
Paramedics took the nine-year-old girl by road ambulance to Colac Hospital for observation while the truck driver escaped injury.
The woman’s son, who rushed to the crash scene, said his mother was suffering from pelvis pain and possibly broken ribs but he had been able to speak to her while she was trapped in the car.
But the man said he was relieved his “brave” daughter was uninjured in the crash and appreciated that he had been able to speak to her by phone before he reached the scene.
The van was travelling east on Jennings Street and the truck was travelling south on Armstrong Street when they crashed at about noon.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.