A 46-YEAR-OLD Portland woman was transported by air to The Alfred Hospital on Saturday afternoon after suffering serious leg injuries in a car accident.
The woman was the driver of a medium sized four-wheel drive vehicle travelling in a westerly direction along the Princes Highway, near Old Portland Rd, Codrington, at shortly after 5pm, when the vehicle veered onto the wrong side of the road and crashed into a tree.
There were four occupants in the car, including a baby. The three passengers received only minor injuries, and were taken to South West Healthcare, Warrnambool, for treatment.
The driver was trapped in the car for about an hour before being freed by SES members, and was then airlifted from the site by the HEMS4 rescue helicopter and conveyed to The Alfred Hospital.
The Princes Highway was closed in both directions until the women was freed, but was reopened shortly after.
A condition update on the woman was not available at the time of going to print.