Elderly man fights for life after crash


By Luke Voogt

A 68-year-old Norlane man is fighting for life in hospital following a crash on the Princes Highway on Wednesday afternoon.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives believe an orange Holden sedan and a silver Holden wagon were travelling along Princes Highway in Norlane about 5.20pm at high speed.

Witnesses told investigators that the orange Holden collided with a silver Ford sedan as it turned out of Surrey Street.

The driver of the Ford, a 68-year-old Norlane man, suffered life-threating upper body injuries and an air ambulance took him to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition.

A Royal Melbourne Hospital spokesperson this morning said the man’s condition had improved from critical to serious. He is no longer in the hospital’s emergency ward.

The driver of the orange Holden, a 33-year-old man from Lovely Banks, suffered minor injuries and paramedics took him to University Hospital Geelong, an Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said.

Police said the man was assisting them with their enquires.

Police alleged the late-model silver Holden wagon failed to stop at the scene of the crash and investigators are appealing for the driver and any other occupants to come forward.

They urged anyone who witnessed the crash or with dashcam footage to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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