Father critical after crashing car into Healesville High School in Victoria

A father is fighting for life after he crashed into a Victorian school while his 13-year-old son has been praised for raising the alarm.

The 37-year-old man was driving on McGregor Ave on Sunday morning with his son when he lost control and ploughed into Healesville High School in Healesville just before 10am.

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The car hit the building with such force it became wedged inside a corridor, leaving the father-of-three trapped inside.

His teenage son called Triple-0 immediately after the crash.

The driver was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Credit: 7NEWS

“It’s just absolutely fantastic. We’re so proud of him. With everything that was going on, he kept his head together,” the driver’s brother-in-law Adam Frogley told 7NEWS.

A huge emergency response was sparked, and it took almost two hours to free the driver.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

“We’re in shock at the moment, and we just don’t know what to think. It’s very scary, and we just hope he’ll be okay,” Frogley said.

Police believe the Holden careered at least 80 metres downhill on McGregor Ave before it hit the gutter, fence, embankment and then the school.

Witnesses said the car crushed a bay of Year 10 lockers and said if it was a school day, the area could have been packed with students.

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