AN ELDERLY lady, driving an elderly male passenger to hospital for tests, ended up in the Leongatha Hospital herself on Thursday morning.
Bass Coast Highway Patrol’s Leading Senior Constable Will Watson said it appeared the lady suffered a dizzy spell, “veered off the road, hit the embankment and rolled on its roof”.
When emergency crews arrived at the Anderson Road, Bass Highway scene, the male passenger was out of the vehicle, but the woman was laid out in the ceiling of the overturned car.
SES volunteers used the jaws of life to cut off a door to allow paramedics easy access and the woman was freed soon after.
The two elderly Inverloch residents were taken to Leongatha Hospital for observation and the male was released later in the afternoon.
“There doesn’t appear to be any significant injuries, but due to their age, they were taken to hospital as a precaution,” Snr Const Watson said.
During the peak hour at 8.15am, roads remained open, but reduced to one lane as police, paramedics, CFA and SES volunteers cleared the scene.
Leongatha and Leongatha South CFA crews attended, as did Leongatha SES Unit.