Horsham crash injures four

CRASH: Emergency services attend a two-car crash at Horsham, near the intersection of the Wimmera Highway and Perry Drive. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

CRASH: Emergency services attend a two-car crash at Horsham, near the intersection of the Wimmera Highway and Perry Drive. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

TWO people have been seriously injured and another two sustained minor injuries after a two-car crash in Horsham on Sunday.

The driver of a Mitsubishi sedan, a young Horsham woman, and her front seat passenger were rushed to Horsham's Wimmera Base Hospital about 11.40am on Sunday.

A second passenger was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Horsham Leading Senior Constable Hamish Forbes said the driver of the other vehicle, a ute, was okay, but was taken to hospital in a neck brace.

The vehicles collided on Dooen Road near Perry Drive.

"The driver of the ute had been talking on the phone on the side of the road," Leading Sen Const Forbes said.

He said the man finished the phone call and drove back on to the highway.

"He's done a u-turn in front of the other vehicle," Leading Sen Const Forbes said.

The front of the sedan was crushed.

Leading Sen Const Forbes said the damage was extensive because the weakest part of the sedan met with the strongest part of the ute.

Leading Sen Const Forbes believed drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash.

"It appears fatigue might have been a factor in the crash, but investigations will continue," he said.

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