Police are investigating a serious two vehicle crash in Devonport today.
At 2:25pm, emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Nixon Street and James Street, Devonport.
A blue Nissan Vector, carrying four youths, had been traveling on James Street before it allegedly failed to stop at the intersection and colliding with a silver Nissan Qashqai travelling south on Nixon Street.
The occupants of the Nissan Qashqai were two adults on holiday from Queensland.
Five of the vehicle occupants were transferred by ambulance to the NW Regional Hospital, with one female, who was a backseat passenger, taken to the Launceston General Hospital via the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in a critical condition.
Initial investigations indicate that speed, inexperience, and inattention are possible contributing factors. The driver of the blue Nissan Vector is the holder of a Novice L2 Licence.
Tasmania Police would like to thank the members of the public that assisted emergency services at the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, has dashcam footage of the incident or observed a light blue Nissan Vector sedan, registration VC2556, driving in the Devonport area prior to the crash is urged to contact Devonport Police on 131444 or alternatively contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au