NT Police confirm a person died in a four-car collision in Berrimah





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February 13, 2020 12:29:39

A person has died and another has been taken to Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) following a four-car collision in Berrimah this morning.

Key points:

  • Senior Sergeant Lindner said it appeared a ute had crashed into three cars
  • Both lanes of Tiger Brennan Drive between Berrimah Road to Rivendale Road remained closed
  • The NT road toll now stands at three

Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner from Territory Major Crash Investigations told ABC Radio the crash happened shortly before 8:00am, near the intersection of Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road.

“Tragically, a person has died in that crash, that person remains at the scene while the identification process is being undertaken,” he said.

“It appears that one vehicle collided into another in a ‘concertina effect’.”

Senior Sergeant Lindner said it appeared a ute had crashed into three cars, but investigators were still gathering information.

“The road remains closed and will do for the next few hours while major crash investigates the scene,” he said.

“It occurred during peak hour this morning and threw traffic into a bit of chaos.”

Roads to stay closed

Senior Sergeant Lindner said both lanes of Tiger Brennan Drive between Berrimah Road and Tivendale Road remained closed, and urged motorists to avoid the area.

“Tiger Brennan [Drive] will be closed for a number of hours — all traffic is being diverted,” he said.

St John Ambulance NT operations manager Craig Garraway said the person transported to RDH had very minor injuries.

“They were taken for assessment only,” he said.

He said prior to arriving at the scene, St John’s call-takers had given advice to first responders at the scene.

He said paramedics attempted to revive the person who died when they arrived, but attempts were unsuccessful.

Road toll now at three

The NT road toll for 2020 now stands at three, following the discovery of a man’s body at the scene of a motorcycle crash in Darwin’s rural area on Wednesday.

Police patrolling the area in Weddell found the scene at Jenkins Road, which was not immediately obvious from the road.

Police believe the man’s body had been lying there for some time.

“It appears at this stage that the motorcycle was heading towards the Stuart Highway when it left the road on the right-hand side,” said Detective Acting Sergeant Jeshua Kelly.

“The motorcycle has collided with a number of rocks before coming to rest in the bottom of a creek.”

The 55-year-old man had been reported missing prior to the discovery of his body.

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