Driver lucky to be alive

Tasman Bridge Crash

20 March 2018

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Police say the driver of a car hit by a shipping container on the Tasman Bridge is lucky to be alive.

Emergency services rushed to the crash scene this morning in the Hobart-bound lanes of the Tasman Bridge after a shipping container fell off a truck, onto a vehicle and was blocking the road. 

Traffic was diverted to the Glenorchy overpass with heavy congestion immediately felt on Hobart's main bridge.

Police say thanks to the specific way in which the container hit the vehicle, the driver was able to exit the car still alive. 


Meanwhile Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a crash on the Brooker Highway about 6.15pm last Friday night, or saw a red Nissan Navara dual cab utility being driven towards the East Derwent Highway at that time from Goodwood.

Police attended a minor hit and run crash between two utes at the intersection of Brooker Highway and Elwick Road Goodwood, in Hobart’s Northern Suburbs about 6.15pm last Friday night.

A 55-year-old man from the Eastern Shore was later located and charged with a number of offences and will appear in the Hobart Magistrate Court at a later date.

Police are particularly keen to speak with the driver of a dark red flat tray ute carrying furniture and boxes who may have been involved the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southern Road and Public Order Services on 6173 2735. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

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