Motorcyclist remains in a critical condition following crash

A 41-year-old man remains in a critical condition after a motorcycle crash on the West Tamar Highway.

The man was flown to Royal Hobart Hospital after he was initially transported to Launceston General Hospital in a critical condition on Saturday.

The motorcyclist failed to negotiate a roundabout on the West Tamar Highway, near Legana, riding over the top of it about 5.50pm on Saturday.

Tasmania Police Inspector Michael Johnston said speed was likely a factor in a single motorcycle crash, which left a motorcyclist in a critical condition.

The reported as “serious” by Tasmania Police.

Traffic diversions were in place for a couple of hours, taking north-bound traffic along Acropolis Drive before returning to to the highway at Bridgenorth Road, causing delays.

“Preliminary investigations suggest speed has been a factor in the crash,” Inspector Johnston said.

When police arrived on the scene, the man was off the bike and appeared to be unconscious, he said. 

Inspector Johnston confirmed the motorcyclist was not being pursued by the police. Further details on the rider were unavailable Saturday evening. Tasmania Police will return to the scene on Sunday for further work.

Police would like to speak with any person who witnessed a black, late model Harley Davidson motorcycle travelling between Riverside and Legana around the time of the crash.

Inspector Johnston urged anyone with information about the crash to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444.

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