A kangaroo which has hopped away from the scene has been blamed for causing a 3-car accident on the Western Highway.
The first car swerved to miss the marsupial at 10.30 this morning about 4km west of Buangor near the Langi Gjiran State Park.
Ararat police say the kangaroo hit the back of the first car causing minor damage.
A second car - a red Commodore - slowed down, with a third white car to collide into the back
A 64-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were taken to Ararat hospital for observation
A 35 year old Mt Pleasant man is currently speaking with police.