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Woman in serious condition following west coast crash

A 53-year-old female motorcyclist from Sorell is in a serious condition at the Royal Hobart Hospital following a serious crash on the Lyell Highway.

Senior Constable Barrow of Queenstown Police said the crash happened at about 3:00pm near Nelson Falls located approximately thirty-five kilometres east of Queenstown.

“This was a significant head-on collision between a motorcycle and a ute. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted the female rider to the Royal Hobart Hospital with serious head injuries. The driver of the ute, a 24-year-old male from Howrah, was uninjured.”

The Lyell Highway, between Derwent Bridge and Queenstown was closed for 5 hours whilst expert Crash Investigation and Forensic Police examined the scene. The highway has since re-opened to all traffic.

Senior Constable Barrow said that the crash happened in an isolated section of the Lyell Highway. He reminded the public to remain vigilant over the summer period,

“This is the peak period for travelling around our state. Please exercise the upmost care, particularly when travelling on unfamiliar or remote roads.”

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