AN accident caused by a fallen tree in Merricks North has prompted emergency services to remind drivers to be particularly careful during wet and windy weather.
The driver and sole occupant of the car, a man aged in his 50s, was airlifted to hospital with serious upper body injuries after his car struck a fallen tree in Balnarring Road, near Myers Road, shortly before 6am on Thursday 3 November.
Hastings SES volunteers, Balnarring CFA and Dromana Fire Brigade attended, and had to partially remove the tree to allow the ambulance to access the man.
Hastings SES unit controller Dutchy Holland said it was a timely reminder to drive to conditions.
“With roads degrading, wet weather and soil moisture levels high, drivers need to be cautious,” he said.