Police issue safety call

POLICE have urged drivers to remain alert, after driver inattention was a factor in a two-car crash yesterday.

A man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after his car was rear-ended on the East Tamar Highway.

He was in the first of two cars that were exiting the Mowbray Connector and trying to enter the highway when the crash occurred about 9.50am.

The second car, which was going fast but not speeding, collided with the back of the front car, which was travelling at a slower speed.

Paramedics took the man from the first car to the Launceston General Hospital in a stable condition.

Launceston Sergeant Darren Hill said the man would be checked for whiplash or potential neck injuries as a precaution.

He said driver inattention was a factor and advised drivers to take care when merging into faster lanes of traffic.

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