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  26 Aug 2018


THREE CRASHES IN 8 HOURS LEAVE THREE MEN IN HOSPITAL

Three men are in hospital after being involved in three separate motor vehicle crashes on Territory roads. 

Just after 11pm last night a man suffered shoulder and facial injuries - believed to be due to hitting the steering wheel - after crashing his car on the Stuart Highway, about 3km south of Hayes Creek.

St John Ambulance praised Pine Creek Clinic staff’s effort and care in looking after the injured man. 

Less than two hours later, at around 1am, Katherine paramedics came to the aid of a 23-year-old man who had lost control over his vehicle about 40km north of Katherine. 

It is believed the car fishtailed and the rear of the vehicle hit a pole. 

The man was taken to Katherine Hospital for precaution. 

And at 7.30am St John Ambulance Emergency Medical Dispatchers tasked paramedics to a rollover on Larapinta Drive, 5km west of Alice Springs, where a man was trapped in the wreckage of his vehicle and had to be freed by NTFRS fire crews. 

In the care of St John paramedics the 40-year-old was taken to Alice Springs Hospital with suspected spinal injuries, lacerations and abrasions. 

Paramedics are renewing their calls for drivers to take care on NT roads, wear their seatbelts, and not put lives at risk by speeding, driving fatigued or distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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