Two firefighters injured in tanker crash

Police blocked the Colac-Lorne Road after a fire truck incident this afternoon.

An air ambulance has transported one firefighter to hospital in Melbourne while another is in hospital at Geelong after their fire truck rolled over east of Colac this afternoon.

The district crew was heading to a house fire at Yeodene when their vehicle rolled on the Colac-Lorne Road around 12.30pm.

A statement from the CFA said it was aware two members had been injured in this incident.

“Our thoughts are with our members, their families, and fellow brigade members at this time,” the statement said.

“We express thanks to our emergency service partners VIC SES, VIC Pol and Ambulance Victoria in coming to the assistance of our crews.

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“As per standard procedure, CFA is undertaking an investigation into the incident while focussing on the wellbeing of the members involved.”

Ambulance Victoria said paramedics took two people to hospital – a man in his 70s airlifted to hospital in a critical condition with multiple injuries and a man in his 40s taken to hospital by road ambulance in a serious but stable condition.

Authorities closed the road to traffic after the incident.

See tomorrow’s Colac Herald for more.

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