A SKATEBOARDER in his 20s was flown to the Alfred hospital on Tuesday after a collision with a car at the corner of Heygarth and Hare streets about 7pm.
The man was initially taken to Echuca hospital in a serious condition with head and arm injuries but an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman confirmed he was taken to Melbourne by air ambulance.
The spokeswoman also said five people were ferried to Echuca hospital following a two-car collision at Patho about 1pm Tuesday.
A woman in her 50s was being treated for serious back injuries but the other four – a man in his 70s with soft tissue injuries, a woman in her 60s with chest injuries and a woman in her 30s received knee injuries and a male infant – have all been treated and released.
The sixth person involved in the crash was not injured.
Police are investigating both incidents and are asking witnesses to contact them at Echuca police station on 5483 1500 or phone Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.