Car submerged in creek after Apollo Bay crash

A driver was lucky to escape a crash uninjured which left their car submerged in water at Apollo Bay.

A driver was lucky to escape a crash uninjured which left their car submerged in water at Apollo Bay.

POLICE are calling for information after a car left the road at Apollo Bay and landed upside down in a creek.

Leading Senior Constable Colin Cooper of Apollo Bay police said the car was travelling west along the Great Ocean Road when the driver lost control, with the car going through a guardrail and landing in the Wild Dog Creek about 11pm Wednesday.

“It came to rest on its roof submerged in one metre of water and the driver has managed to get out of the vehicle,” Sen Const Cooper said.

“I’m yet to speak to the driver at this point, but I believe there were no injuries or only minor injuries,” he said.

Sen Const Cooper said the driver or anyone with information about the crash should contact Apollo Bay police on 5237 6750 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile, heavy haulage workers removed a tanker from an embankment near Cobden after a single-vehicle crash.

The female driver was uninjured in the crash and a truck towed the tanker to Colac with minor damage.

Sergeant Heather Morris of Cobden police said the tanker was carrying carbon dioxide and travelling east along Stonyford Road, about 100 metres west of Curdies River, when it rolled down the embankment about 11am Wednesday.

“The wheels of the tanker have hit the side of the road and because it was raining and it was soft, it gave away under the tyres,” Sgt Morris said.

She said the road just gave way under the tanker, causing it to go down the embankment.

“She kept the truck on the road and was sideways on the roadway; the coupling link on the tanker broke away and the truck stayed on the road and the tanker fell down the ravine.”

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