AN international tourist was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a critical condition after being involved in a collision with a car on Boyer Rd yesterday afternoon.
Constable Chris Lovell of Bridgewater Police said the injured man was a 31-year-old from Hong Kong. The incident happened at about 3.55pm yesterday (Saturday).
"The tourist had been taking photographs of the River Derwent from the grass verge on the eastern side of Boyer Rd," Constable Lovell said. It appeared that the man had then been involved in a collision with a white Toyota LandCruiser while crossing the road.
Constable Lovell said the driver, a 29-year-old man from Old Beach, had tried unsuccessfully to take evasive action and came to an immediate stop. "The driver and his 18-month-old son who was also in the vehicle were not injured. Excessive speed wasn’t a factor," he said.
Anyone who saw the crash happen is asked to contact Constable Chris Lovell of Bridgewater Police by calling 6230 2111 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.