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The crash occurred at the Fuller Road rail crossing at about 2.00pm on Thursday.
The 55-year-old male car driver from Little River has been flown to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne in what appeared to be a serious condition with upper and lower body injuries, with no one else injured in the collision.
The train which was carrying grain and hay, remains on the tracks.
Police say they are investigating whether the man failed to stop at the stop sign positioned at the crossing, and are asking any witnesses to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A spokesperson from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) which manages the line, has confirmed they are assisting police and other emergency services, with no trains currently running.
“Rail traffic is currently suspended for freight rail services between Melbourne and Ararat,” they said.
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) spokeperson has also told Geelong Broadcasters "the incident has been reported to us and we are currently gathering further information into its circumstances ahead of deciding whether to investigate".
EARLIER: The air ambulance has been called to a serious accident at Inverleigh.
It's understood a freight train has struck a car at a crossing on Fuller Road near Cemetery Road just after 2.00pm on Thursday, causing the vehicle to roll onto its roof.
The male driver, believed to be aged in either his 40s or 50s managed to get himself out of the vehicle, and is being assessed by paramedics for suspected upper and lower body injuries.
He will be flown to a Melbourne hospital, once the air ambulance lands at Inverleigh Oval.
Police are on scene, as is the SES' Bannockburn unit who are securing the scene due to significant debris and damage to the car.
This article first appeared on www.bay939.com.au
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