Serious crash – Pipers River Road at Lower Turners Marsh, TAS

Police are investigating a serious crash at Pipers River Road at Lower Turners Marsh which occurred yesterday, Tasmania Police say.

A green 1994 Ford Laser was travelling south on Pipers River Road, Lower Turners Marsh, approximately 200 metres north of 1690 Pipers River Road, about 3.50pm yesterday The driver  was a 34 year old woman from Mount Direction.

A green 2001 Kia Rio, was travelling north at the same location.  The driver of the Kia Rio was an 18 year old man from Waverley and there was also a 18 year old male occupant in the vehicle from Ravenswood.

For unknown reasons, the female driver veered onto the incorrect side of the road, crossing double white lines and collided with the left front side of the oncoming vehicle.

Tasmania Police and Tasmania Ambulance Service attended the crash. All occupants were transported to the Launceston General Hospital, both drivers have sustained minor injuries.

At the time of the crash, the injuries sustained by the male passenger in the Kia Rio were deemed to be critical.  He has been transported by Helicopter to the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Crash Investigation and Forensice Services attended the scene.

It is believed that inattention has contributed to the crash.

It’s timely to remind motorists that distraction and fatigue are amongst the Fatal Five contributing factors to serious and fatal crashes on our roads – inattention, speed, seatbelts, drugs/alcohol and fatigue.

Police would like to speak with anyone who saw the green Ford Laser or the green Kia Rio at or about the time of the crash.  Information can be provided to Constable Hindle at Crash Investigation Services on 6777 3936 or to Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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