Man in car with tree has to be rescued after being struck by vehicle

A man has been rescued after he was hit by a vehicle.

Key points:The man is now in hospital in serious conditionThe tree fell in the town of Oi, about 200km from Melbourne’s CBDThe tree was about 10 metres tall and weighing up to 4 tonnesThe man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and is currently in a stable condition in a hospital in OiThe tree came down in the Oi town of Odar, about 600km south of Melbourne, on Thursday.

The man has now been taken to hospital in stable condition.

The trees branch into the bush at the edge of the Oikos Creek.

The man’s car had come off the main highway and was travelling along the highway when it was struck by the tree.

He was taken by ambulance to the nearby Victoria Hospital.

Police said the tree fell about 10 kilometres from Oi.

It’s understood the tree had been falling in the area for some time.

“This is not the first time that someone has fallen into the Oika Creek area and this time it was a tree that was about four metres tall, weighing up from 4 tonnes to 4 tons,” Inspector Kevin Rennie said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to text 133761.

Topics:environment,earth-sciences,health,government-and-politics,australiaFirst posted January 16, 2021 13:27:46Contact Emma KelleherMore stories from Victoria