Media release

Fatal Crash - Berrimah


A 68-year-old male has died following a three-car crash on Vanderlin Drive, Berrimah, yesterday evening.

Superintendent Bob Rennie said the crash occurred at 6:30pm.

“Initial investigations suggest a stationary Ford Courier was turning right off Vanderlin Drive when struck from behind by a Toyota Landcruiser  travelling south and pushed into oncoming traffic.  This resulted in a head-on crash with a Mazda utility heading north.

“The driver of both the Mazda and Toyota had to be cut from their vehicles by Fire and Rescue Officers.

“The 38-year-old female driver of the Toyota and the 50-year-old male passenger in the Mazda remain in Royal Darwin Hospital in a stable condition.

“The 61-year-old male driver of the Ford was transported to hospital but later released.

“Major Crash Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this crash,” Superintendent Rennie said.

Vanderlin Drive was reopened to traffic in the early hours of this morning.

The death takes the 2016 road toll to 11 compared to 10 at the same time last year.