The scene of the crash near Macarthur yesterday. POLICE believe curtain airbags may have stopped a Hamilton woman suffering serious injuries after she survived a car rollover yesterday afternoon.
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The woman, 56, was driving north on the Port Fairy-Hamilton Road, about five kilometres south of Macarthur, when she ran off the road.

Police said the Peugeot flipped twice and the woman was lucky to survive.

Senior Constable David Rook, from Macarthur police, said the car was badly damaged. “The car has rolled twice and was extensively damaged,” he said. “The curtain airbags have contributed to her not being seriously injured.”

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Senior Constable Rook said the woman was assisting police with their enquiries.

“It’s a 100km/h zone but she was doing under 100kms, the road was in good condition and the weather was fine,” he said. The woman was the only occupant of the car and was taken by ambulance to Hamilton Base Hospital with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital after colliding with a wallaby about two kilometres east of Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road about 12.15pm on Sunday.

Acting Sergeant Greg Skinner said a South Australia husband and wife were riding to Port Campbell on separate motorcycles when the wallaby jumped out in front of the woman. She received arm and leg injuries. The wallaby was killed.

“Fortunately the woman was wearing full protective gear. She slid for about 20 metres along the road and without that gear she could have suffered far more significant injuries,” Acting Sergeant Skinner said.

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