Monday, February 25, 2019

Plenty man injured in quad-bike crash

POLICE say a 52-year-old man from Plenty was last night in a critical condition in the Royal Hobart Hospital following a quad-bike crash about 8km east of Glenora on Saturday.

Senior Constable Adam Hall said the incident had occurred at about 5pm on Saturday, on a forestry trail off Bluff Rd. He said the rider had failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the road and hit an
embankment before being thrown from the vehicle.

"At the time of the crash the male was in the company of three other men who were also riding in the area and were able to alert emergency services to the crash," Senior Constable Hall said.

"Two police rescue helicopters attended the scene and with the assistance of local paramedics and a doctor, the male was stabilised before being flown to the RHH for surgery where he remains critical," he said.

"Local police along with Forensic Services and Crash Investigation Services attended the scene and carried out an investigation of the scene and the area leading up to the crash. The area is well-known to the riders and they visit the area often."

Police are seeking information, which can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

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