THREE people have been airlifted to hospitals after two separate accidents in Victoria yesterday.
The Herald Sun reports that two holidaymakers were injured when the rubber donut they were being dragged in hit a tree in Lake Eildon.
While in Benalla, a driver had serious injuries after a crash left him trapped in his vehicle for hours.
In the lake accident, a woman, 20, received head injuries and a man, 33, had a possible broken leg after the collision at the popular holiday spot.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the two were being towed behind a boat in the rubber tube when it slammed into a tree and threw them into the water before 3pm yesterday.
“The boat has then taken them back to shore and the paramedics have treated them there,” he said.
Mr Mullen said two air ambulances were on scene to take one patient to The Alfred hospital and the other to Royal Melbourne Hospital.
At Benalla , paramedics were called to Benalle-Tatong Rd just after 12pm after a 24-year-old male lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree.
SES volunteers worked to free the man, who was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.
Police initially closed the road but it was reopened about 2.30pm.
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