Man hospitalised after truck crash
A MAN was in hospital in a serious condition after a crash between a sedan and a log truck on the Lyell Highway just outside New Norfolk.
The crash occurred about 12.50pm on Monday when a white sedan travelling on the Lyell Highway towards Hobart and the fully laden truck travelling towards New Norfolk collided.
Constable Gavin Cashion said witnesses said the sedan crossed double white lines.
The crash occurred about five kilometres from Granton heading to New Norfolk, and resulted in the truck spilling logs onto the highway.
The driver of the car, a 34year-old North Hobart man, was in a serious but stable condition at the Royal Hobart Hospital yesterday.
The 63-year-old truck driver from Old Beach was not physically injured, but was taken to hospital for blood tests as a precaution.
The road was blocked for several hours while the scene was cleared, with heavy machinery and vehicles brought in to right and remove the ve- hicles involved and also remove the pine logs.
Investigating police are appealing for witnesses who may have observed the crash or seen the vehicles immediately before the incident.
Anyone with footage of the crash can contact police on 131 444.