A man was lucky to escape serious injury after wire-rope barriers stopped his vehicle in a single-car crash east of Colac.
The man, an 81-year-old Princetown resident, was the sole occupant of the vehicle when he fell asleep while driving west on the Princes Highway about 10.30am on Friday.
The vehicle mounted wire-safety barriers which brought the car to a complete stop near Conns Lane at Birregurra.
Acting Sergeant Jamie Kahle of Colac Highway Patrol Unit said barriers prevented a worse crash.
“It has saved a life again, I’m pretty confident to say,” Sgt Kahle said, citing trees and a powerpole as potential objects in the vehicle’s collision path if rope barriers did not stop the vehicle.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.