Serious Crash – Bass Highway, Burnie
About 4pm on Tuesday the 26th of February 2019 a crash occurred between a black and red Aprilia motorcycle and a white Toyota Hilux utility at the intersection of Bass Highway and Stowport Road, Wivenhoe.
As a result of the crash, the rider of the motorcycle, a 42 year old Penguin man, has received severe fractures. He is in a serious but stable condition and was taken to the North West Regional Hospital prior to being airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital for further treatment.
Members from Tasmania Police, Tasmania Ambulance and Tasmania Fire were in attendance. The crash caused some congestion for both east and west bound traffic on the Bass Highway for about 1 hour prior to the area being cleared.
Initial investigations indicate the crash may have been caused by inattention and police would like to remind drivers to remain alert to their surroundings and other road users.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Burnie Police Station on 131444.
Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestoppers.com.au