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PM's security vehicle crashes in Tasmania

Updated: Apr 19, 2022

One of the Prime Minister's security cars has collided with a ute causing it to roll off the road.

A four-wheel-drive vehicle, which was a part of Scott Morrison's security detail rolled off the Bass Highway near Elizabeth town after it collided with a ute.

The Prime Minister was not in the car that was in the accident.

Two AFP and two Tasmanian Police officers have been taken to hospital for further assessment after a statement released by officials say that a Triton collided with the rear of an unmarked police Prado when attempting to merge.

“All officers were conscious when transferred. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured,” said a spokesperson.
"The PM is always extremely grateful for the protection provided by his security team and extends his best wishes for their recovery and to their families."

Image: ABC

Morrison cancelled his remaining campaign events in Tasmania for the remainder of Thursday.

'As is a normal process for a crash involving police, the Tasmania Police Professional Standards Unit has been advised and will monitor the investigation,' a police statement read.

In what may be a rare show of unity during this election, the PM and opposition leader both expressed their best wishes for all involved in the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked by Tasmanian officials to contact police on 131 444.

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