THE family of two Green Lake residents injured in a crash on the Western Highway at Green Lake on Tuesday have pushed for the road to be urgently reviewed.
Glenn and Michele Mibus's one-tonne ute was written off after a collision with a flat-bed truck at 4.12pm.
Their daughter Bianca said her parents were giving way to oncoming traffic before turning right onto Taylors Road. She said if they had seen the truck coming behind them, they would have pulled over to the left to let the truck continue.
"But there was nothing behind them while they were stopping," Miss Mibus said. She said her parents had their indicator on and were just about to turn into Taylors Road when the collision happened.
"The ute spun," Miss Mibus said.
"The tray came off and went straight into the back of the cabin and dented it."
Emergency services assisted the Mibus couple and the truck driver.
Police, paramedics, SES members and CFA members blocked both lanes of the Western Highway until the three crash victims had been rescued.
Horsham Sergeant Jason Bergen said the road reopened about 7.30pm, by which stage all three people had been taken to Wimmera Base Hospital.
The truck driver was later discharged.
Miss Mibus said her father, admitted to hospital with concussion, was discharged about 9.30pm.
Her mother remains in hospital with four broken ribs and some muscle damage.
"It could have been much worse," Miss Mibus said.
"The emergency services did a really good job."
She said family and friends had also provided support for the family.
"The family has been through a big couple of weeks and we'd just like to thank the community and all our friends and family for supporting us," she said.
But she said the accident might never have happened if the State Government had paid attention to Green Lake residents' concerns about the highway.
She said residents had been worried about the road for years.
The Western Highway merges to form single lanes in each direction just before Taylors Road, and the intersection is on a crest, impairing visibility.
"It's just shocking," Miss Mibus said.
She urged Minister for Roads Terry Mulder to act before the road claimed a life.