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Man allegedly drives car through tent at Tasmanian campsite, injuring two adults and three children | Tasmania


A man reportedly drove a car through a tent at a campsite in Tasmania in the early hours of New Year’s Day, injuring two adults and three children.

They were taken to the North West Regional Hospital with injuries ranging from minor lacerations to suspected internal injuries.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. on Saturday at West Kentish Road campgrounds in the state’s northwest.

“Police will claim the man crashed his vehicle through a tent which contained two adults and three children sleeping inside,” Tasmanian police said in a statement.

“The man then narrowly missed other campsites and people in the area before colliding with a tree.

“The Tasmanian Police would like to thank all members of the public who assisted in this incident, as their actions have undoubtedly prevented others from being seriously injured.”

A 27-year-old man is in custody and investigations are ongoing.

Acting Sergeant Fabienne Jamieson said police were told the man was “exhibiting antisocial behavior prior to the crash.”

Anyone with information has been invited to come forward.

In a separate incident, three people were seriously injured in a “serious motor vehicle incident” on Bruny Island, south of Hobart.

The driver was arrested at the scene after emergency services were called around 10 p.m. on New Years Eve at Adventure Bay.

The three injured were airlifted to Royal Hobart Hospital for treatment.

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