Two car crash – Howick and Wellington Streets at Launceston

At around 1pm today, police and emergency services attended a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Howick and Wellington Streets in Launceston.

A blue Ford station wagon traveling west on Howick Street and a blue Toyota van travelling south on Wellington Street collided in the middle of the intersection.

The Ford was driven by an 80-year-old woman from Hadspen, who was taken to the Launceston General Hospital with minor injuries.

The Toyota was driven by a 37-year-old woman from Launceston, who was uninjured in the crash.

Both women were the sole occupants of the vehicles.

“The driver of the Ford was trapped in her car for a short time, with a number of members of the public including an off-duty nurse stopping to render assistance to her before emergency services arrived on the scene,” Sergeant Smith said.

“Traffic was disrupted for a short time while emergency services freed the Hadspen lady from her car.”

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage of the crash is asked to contact Launceston Police on 6777 3945 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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