Police are responding to serious crash – EAST DERWENT HIGHWAY OLD BEACH

At about 1:30am on Tuesday 1st of February 2023 police responded to a report of a motor vehicle travelling at excessive speed on the Bowen Bridge toward the eastern shore. The vehicle was located a short time later crashed into a light pole at the Old Beach round-about on the East Derwent Highway.

A 42 year old male from Bridgewater was the sole occupant and driver of the silver Commodore Sedan. Whilst travelling at high speed the vehicle has negotiated the roundabout on the incorrect side of the road and lost control, colliding with a light pole where it has come to rest.

Crash investigation and forensics were called to attend the scene resulting in traffic needing to be diverted for some time.

The injured driver was taken to the RHH were he remains in a stable condition.

Police would like to hear from any witnesses who may have seen the silver Commodore travelling north prior to the crash, or directly witnessed the crash. Any drivers that have dash cam footage are also asked to contact police.

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