A 47-YEAR-OLD Foster man suffered severe open fractures to his lower leg in a motorcycle accident on Dyrings Road, Foster, last Tuesday at about 4pm.
Foster Ambulance MICA unit attended and transported the hurt man to Foster showgrounds, where he was put on a helicopter for a flight to Melbourne. A fault was discovered in the helicopter, however, so the man was instead transported by road ambulance to Melbourne and admitted to The Alfred Hospital Trauma Centre.
A MAN was injured in a tractor accident on a Fish Creek property last Thursday.
The accident occurred at about 2pm on the property in Cornwalls Road. The tractor was loading pieces of equipment onto the tray of a utility. The 25-year-old farm hand was squashed between the silage equipment on the tractor and the ute tray.
Fish Creek CFA road rescue as well as ambulance and police officers attended the scene. The man was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne with a suspected fractured pelvis.
A 20-YEAR-OLD woman from Fish Creek was fortunate to escape without injury when she lost control of her car on the South Gippsland Highway at Gelliondale on Sunday afternoon.
It was raining and the road was wet when at about 4.45pm the woman lost control of her vehicle and it veered off the road and into a ditch. The vehicle was towed away and the driver was taken to hospital for a check-up but allowed to leave.