Gap Road | 22 Feb 2012

Alice Springs Southern Traffic Unit is investigating a crash on Gap Road overnight.

Sergeant Conan Robertson said that the 31 year-old male driver failed to negotiate a right hand turn and hit a tree just after 3am this morning.

“The driver received minor injuries and managed to get himself out of the car however his 26 year-old male passenger was trapped in the vehicle until Officers from the Fire and Rescue Service could cut him out.”

The passenger was taken to hospital by St John Ambulance in a serious but stable condition.

Sergeant Robertson said the driver will receive a summons for ‘Drive Disqualified’ and believes more charges will follow.

“Investigations are continuing into the crash but at this early stage it seems that alcohol is a contributing factor.  It is very disappointing for Police that despite all the warnings people continue to risk their life and the life of others by driving under the influence.”

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