Minor injuries after Southern Outlet crash

A two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of the Southern Outlet forced police to divert traffic onto the Bass Highway. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

A two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of the Southern Outlet forced police to divert traffic onto the Bass Highway. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

A TWO-CAR crash on the Southern Outlet yesterday delayed traffic for more than an hour.

A white Holden utility crashed into the back of a broken down purple Mitsubishi station wagon in the south- bound lane of the outlet about 11.20am.

The utility's only occupant suffered minor injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The Midland Highway near the Bass Connector was closed for about 90 minutes because of the crash. Both vehicles were towed away.

Also yesterday, one person was taken to hospital after two separate crashes involving three cars near Ulverstone early yesterday.

One car crashed and stopped in a west-bound lane on the Bass Highway, between Ulverstone and the Forth turnoff.

Two Tasmanians in a four- wheel-drive Suzuki stopped behind the first crashed car when a third car crashed into them.

The third car - a black Subaru - rolled when it hit the second stopped car.

Police believe the first car - a blue Toyota - crashed when the driver was fatigued and the second car's occupants stopped to help.

The Subaru driver was taken to North-West Regional Hospital as a precaution.

The two other drivers and one passenger were treated at the scene.Police are investigating the Southern Outlet crash urge any person who witnessed the accident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Launceston Police Station on 6336 3701.

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