Serious Crash – Tanami Highway

Major Crash Detectives are investigating a single-vehicle crash which was reported to police around 1:40pm yesterday afternoon.

Police say the vehicle rollover occurred on the Tanami Highway, approximately 90km west of the Stuart Highway, Northern Territory Police say.

There were five occupants in the vehicle at the time. Three females aged 22, 29, and 31 sustained serious injuries. The 27-year-old male driver and 25-year-old male passenger are believed to have sustained minor injuries. All were transported to Alice Springs Hospital.

Preliminary investigations suggest that alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Detective Sergeant Michael Schumacher said “Police would like to remind the public about the importance of wearing seatbelts,”

“There is evidence to suggest that the passengers with the most serious injuries were not wearing seatbelts at the time. In this instance, we believe that the use of seatbelts could have minimised the extent of the injuries. Remember, seatbelts save lives”

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