page header news22

Police investigate crash in the state's north

police lights new.jpg11

Tasmania Police is investigating a serious crash in the state's north, which has left a woman in hospital.

Late yesterday, emergency services rushed to a single vehicle crash on Winkleigh Road about two kilometres north from the junction with Rookery Road at Winkleigh, north of Launceston.

Initial investigations indicate that a white Mitsubishi Lancer was being driven north when the vehicle crossed the centre line on a left hand bend.

Police say the vehicle entered the gravel verge on the incorrect side of the road and appears to have lost control before crossing the road way and impacting with a tree.

The 58-year-old female driver and sole occupant suffered serious injuries. She was transferred to the Launceston General Hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police say they are investigating all possible causes for the smash.

Any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle prior to or at the time of the crash are asked to contact Northern Crash Investigations on 6777 3936 or 131 444.