Ambulance Victoria is undertaking a review after a car crash victim declared dead by a paramedic was later found to be alive when cut from the wreck by a SES volunteer.
Paramedics were called to the crash between a sports car and a four-wheel-drive near Bacchus Marsh just before 3pm AEST on Sunday.
Paramedics were unable to find any sign of a life in the 30-year-old Hawthorn man driving the sports car, which had flipped over. They then left the scene with other injured people.
But 30 minutes later an SES volunteer pulled the man from the wreckage and found a pulse.
An ambulance was sent back to the crash and the man was taken to hospital in a critical condition.Ambulance Victoria regional manager Simon Thomson said the organisation was carrying out a review about what happened.
Health Minister David Davis said he would await the outcome before commenting.