Police issue updates on serious crash at Mount Pleasant, South Australia

A man has been arrested following a serious crash at Mount Pleasant last night. .

At 6pm on Sunday 17 October, police were called to Eden Valley Road after reports of a three car crash between a Holden SUV, Holden ute and a Nissan 4WD.

The Holden SUV driver, a 55-year-old man from Angaston, was uninjured in the crash however his passenger, a 59-year-old woman also from Angaston was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Holden ute, a 72-year-old man from Nurioopta, was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, a 58-year-old woman from Nuriootpa, was taken to Angaston Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan 4WD, a 28-year-old man from Mount Pleasant, fled the scene prior to police arrival but he was arrested in a nearby paddock a short time later. He has been taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital for treatment of minor injuries prior to being charged.

The man has been charged with cause harm by dangerous driving, fail to stop at an accident and hinder and resist police. He did not apply for bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court today.

Major Crash investigators attended the scene and investigations are ongoing. All roads have now reopened.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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