Se­ri­ous in­juries and dead cows fol­low­ing crash

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

A DRIVER is in hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries to his arm af­ter he hit an­i­mals on the Stu­art High­way, about 5km north of Pine Creek.

Ter­ri­tory po­lice re­ceived the call from a truck driver about 2.10am yes­ter­day, Duty Su­per­in­ten­dent Rob Bur­goyne said.

“We had the call that there was a black util­ity on the side of the road and had hit some form of an­i­mal,” he said.

“We went into over­drive, sent po­lice out to the scene but there was no one there.

“Even­tu­ally we lo­cated the driver at the Kather­ine Hos­pi­tal,” Supt Bur­goyne said.

“We’re not sure how he got there at this stage. We be­lieve he may have got­ten some sort of lift to the hos­pi­tal.”

Supt Bur­goyne said the 62year-old Kather­ine man had se­ri­ous in­juries to his arm.

Po­lice be­lieved he may have had it out of the car win­dow at the time of the crash.

“We don’t have a lot of information at this time, all we found at the scene was two dead cows and he’s smashed the front of the car,” he said.

The man was med­i­cally evac­u­ated to the Royal Dar­win Hos­pi­tal by Care­Flight in the early hours of yes­ter­day morn­ing.

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