Crash victim, 80, succumbs to injuries

An 80-year-old Brighton man who was hurt in a single-vehicle crash at Honeywood in the state's south earlier this month has died from his injuries.

Police say that the man was admitted to the Royal Hobart Hospital on August 13 following a single vehicle car crash on Briggs Road about 4.40pm.

At the time of the crash, the man was driving a white Toyota wagon, which failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. Police say that the vehicle left the road, overturned and came to rest on its wheels in a paddock.

The man and his 79-year-old passenger, also from Brighton, were taken to the Royal Hobart following the crash. Police say that unfortunately, the man's condition deteriorated and he passed away yesterday.

Constable Adam Eastley, of Bridgewater Police, would like to hear from any member of the public who may have witnessed the crash or saw the vehicle before the crash.

A coronial investigation into the man's deadh is continuing.


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