Single vehicle crash on Tasman Highway, Four Mile Creek

Four people were transported to hospital after a single vehicle crash on the Tasman Highway near Four Mile Creek, on Tasmania’s east coast.

Four UK nationals were the occupants of a white Subaru Forester wagon, that lost control and collided with a farm gate driveway, about 1:30pm today. The vehicle became airborne for about 30 metres clearing a paddock fence, before coming to rest about 15m away. While the vehicle sustained heavy front end damage, all doors were operable and the occupants were assisted out of the vehicle by passing motorists.

Emergency services personnel including police, Tasmania Fire Service, State Emergency Service and Ambulance Tasmania attended the scene. The Tasman Highway was closed for about an hour to facilitate an air ambulance landing on the roadway.

The 47 year old male driver received minor injuries and was conveyed to the Launceston General Hospital by road, as was his 57 year old male passenger. Two female occupants, both aged 55 years, sustained more serious injuries and were airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a stable condition.

Inspector Ruth Orr thanked motorists for their patience while the highway was closed.

“Whilst the driver and occupants of the vehicle have sustained injuries as a result of the crash, the outcome could have been far worse,” Inspector Orr said.

The crash is being investigated by police.

Anybody who witnessed the crash or the white Subaru driving on the Tasman Highway in the Falmouth area should contact Police on 131 444.

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