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Crash driver's lucky escape posted on Facebook by Tasmania Police in plea to motorists

Aneeta Bhole, Wednesday July 5, 2017 - 10:54 EST
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Police say they cannot believe the driver escaped with minor injuries. - ABC licensed

A male driver has miraculously walked away from a crash with a cut on the back of his head, with Tasmanian police posting a photo of the wreck on Facebook in a plea for people to slow down in adverse conditions.

The photo of the car after its impact with a pole in Cambridge, north-east of Hobart, about 6:00am on Wednesday was a "graphic reminder to drive to these winter conditions and please slow down," police said.

No-one else was hurt in the single-vehicle crash, police said. The driver was taken to hospital for observation.

"We can't quite believe that the driver of this vehicle escaped with only a cut to the back of the head," police posted on their Facebook page.

"What does it mean to drive to the conditions? Slow down, slow down, slow down!"

"If you are driving at the posted speed limit — slow down and give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination.

"Don't make snap judgements or quick decisions — give other road users time to react to your move."

The Cambridge crash follows the , shortly thereafter losing control of her car on black ice and colliding with a milk truck last week.

On Saturday, a 16-year-old girl died after car veered off the road in Old Beach, hitting a power pole roof-first.

The Tasmanian road tolls stands at 18, with six fatalities in 10 days. The toll at this time last year was 22.


- ABC

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