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Person airlifted to hospital with injuries after crash on bushland track south of Ulverstone

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A Rescue Helicopter lands at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Image / Pulse

A person has been extracted from their vehicle and airlifted to hospital following a crash on a rural bushland track in Tasmania’s north.

The person was involved in the crash while traversing a track off Swamp Road at Upper Castra prior to 9:30am on Sunday morning, police said.

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They were removed from their vehicle with what are believed to be serious injuries by SES and Tasmania Fire Service crews shortly after.

Police said the person has since been transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Crash investigators are examining the cause of the incident.

The person was airlifted to hospital following the rural crash. Image / File

Updated 4:10pm, Sunday May 19: Police have revealed that the crash injured a 41-year-old male passenger.

They said a 37-year-old alerted authorities to the incident at an “unknown location in a forestry plantation” in Sprent just before 7am on Sunday.

The vehicle was located after an extensive search of the area and the injured man was flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital for surgery.

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“The 37-year-old male was treated at the scene before being conveyed to the North West Regional Hospital to undergo mandatory testing,” police said.

“The incident is currently being investigated by Western Crash Investigation Services.”

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