AFL great hospitalised after car crash

Richmond Tigers legend Royce Hart has been hospitalised following a serious road accident in Hobart on Sunday.

As first reported by 7News, Hart was involved in a head-on collision on the East Derwent Highway.

Tasmania Police confirmed in a statement that Hart and the passenger of his Nissan X-Trail were taken to hospital with “non life threatening” injuries.

Unfortunately, AFL legend Royce Hart has been involved in a road accident in Hobart.
In hospital, after collision yesterday.
Was transported to hospital with injuries, but outlook today I believe [email protected]@7AFL

“A red Hyundai hatch travelling north on the Huon Highway collided head on with a silver Nissan X-Trail which was travelling south on the Huon Highway,” the statement read.

“Both vehicles were extensively damaged as a result of the crash.

“The driver and sole occupant of the Hyundai, a 77-year-old woman from Mountain River, had to be cut free from her vehicle and was transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital with serious injuries.

“The Huon Highway was closed for about four hours while the scene was cleared.”

The cause of the collision is being investigated by Crash investigation Services.

Royce Hart of the Tigers holds the trophy after the 1974 VFL Grand Final.Source:Getty Images

Hart played 187 games for Richmond between 1967 and 1977, scoring 369 goals for the club.

He won four VFL premierships with the Tigers, including two as captain in 1973 and 1974.

The 73-year-old was named in the AFL Team of the Century and inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

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