Quick-thinking act after man's crash during buck's weekend

A buck's weekend has ended in tragedy after a guest needed to be rescued from a car wreck after allegedly drink driving.

The man was dragged out of a car by two quick-thinking police officers after his vehicle began leaking fuel after he veered off the road.

Victoria Police say the man crashed the car in Main Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday night.

Police were first to arrive on the scene at Browns Road and found the vehicle tipped on its side about 11pm.

Police say the car crashed through a number of trees after leaving the road and officers had to tear open the smashed windscreen of the ute to rescue the man.

The 23-year-old allegedly behind the wheel told police he had been celebrating a buck's weekend and officers conducted a preliminary breath test which returned a positive result.

The car crash at Main Ridge.
Police tore through the smashed windscreen to rescue the 23-year-old man. Source: Victoria Police

The man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, and Victoria Police say it is expected he will be charged on summons with drink driving, reckless conduct endangering life, careless driving and failing to wear a seatbelt.

Meanwhile police are also investigating a crash in Seville East, northeast of Melbourne, on Saturday night.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Warburton Highway about 8.30pm.

Investigators believe the car left the roadway, and police located a person outside of the vehicle who died at the scene.

Police are yet to formally identify the person, and they are working to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the fatal crash.

Police are urging people who witnessed either of the crashes or those who might have dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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