Man hos­pi­talised af­ter truck crash

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - ALEX LUT­TRELL

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.

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