A woman and a man – both in their in her 20s – have been hospitalized after a rollover between Pykes Creek Reservoir and Ballan this afternoon (Monday).

The alarm was raised at 2.13pm to the Ballarat-bound lanes, just metres from where Ballan driver Nik Barbara, 21, lost his life in July 2016.

The area has a sweeping bend and a recommended speed of 90kmh (on the normally 110kmh Western Freeway).

Ambulance Victoria said the two people involved in the rollover were in a stable condition. The woman is in Ballarat Base Hospital and the man has been taken to St John of God Ballarat with minor injuries.

Ballan police, Moorabool Highway Patrol and the Myrniong and Ballan fire brigades were called to the scene – including a CFA rescue truck.

Volunteers have mopped up debris, including leaking liquid.

Traffic was reduced to one lane and it took vehicles about 15-minutes to get through the area.

Heavy rain was falling at the time.

At least 4mm of rain has fallen on the Ballarat region since dawn this morning.

** A current survey by the RACV has also identified the Ballarat-bound lanes at Pykes Creek as a dangerous stretch of road.

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Posted by RACV on Thursday, February 18, 2021

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