Four children involved in 'high speed' George Town crash

A mother crashed at “high-speed” while four children were in the car at George Town on Tuesday.

Police are calling for witnesses after the green Chrysler Voyager station wagon crashed on Low Head Road about 7.40pm.

The 24-year-old driver, from George Town, lost control and ended up on the wrong side of the road before crashing into a pole, police said.

Tasmania Police said “several” of them had to be extricated by emergency services. 

Northern crash investigator Senior Constable Michal Rybka said “the vehicle was travelling at high speed when it entered a sweeping right-hand bend on Low Head Road [and] the driver lost control”.

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“The pole was severed at its base as a result of the crash and power was cut to surrounding residences,” Senior Constable Rybka said.

Passengers had to be removed from the car by emergency services and were taken to the Launceston General Hospital by ambulance, suffering minor injuries.

Tasmania Police is asking anyone who may have witnessed the green Chrysler station wagon before or at the time of the crash to contact Northern Crash Investigation Services.

The investigation service can be contacted on 6777 3936 or by calling 131 444. 

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au