Lucky escape: The driver walked away uninjured from his badly damaged truck, after it jack-knifed on the West Tamar Highway yesterday. Picture: Neil RichardsonIn the fatal accident, a 67-year-old Riana woman died after a two- vehicle collision on the Old Bass Highway at Sulphur Creek.
She was a passenger in a white Ford Econovan being driven by her 67-year-old husband when it was involved in a collision with a black Daewoo sedan shortly before 2pm.
The woman was taken to the North West Regional Hospital at Burnie but died soon afterwards.
Her husband was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
A Penguin woman who was driving the Daewoo was admitted to hospital in a stable condition with fractures.
Police appealed for anyone who may have seen either vehicle before the collision to contact the Burnie police station.
In Launceston, a one- year-old boy was hit by a car in Tudor Ave, at Newstead, just after 5pm.
The child had crawled underneath a car in a private driveway and the car was reversed about 12m before the driver noticed the child.
The boy was taken to the Launceston General Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
At Wynyard, a man aged in his 20s was hit by a vehicle at 8.10pm on the Old Bass Highway.
He was taken to the North West Regional Hospital in a serious condition.
And a notorious stretch of the West Tamar Highway almost claimed another victim yesterday when a truck jack-knifed just outside Exeter, crushing the truck’s cabin under the tanker.
The driver of the Linfox double, travelling north, had alucky escape, walking from the scene uninjured.
Exeter resident Eileen Outram described hearing an “almighty bang” when the truck crashed.
“The truck’s cabin is a real mess,” she said.
Mrs Outram said she had seen several crashes on the right- hand bend going to Beaconsfield.
“We’ve had people come off the bend a few times,” she said.
Mrs Outram said it was fortunate no one has been killed on that part of the road.
She said the driver was clearly shaken by the incident and had a coffee on her verandah while waiting for emergency crews to arrive.
Firefighters were called to attend to the truck’s ruptured fuel tank.
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