Tigers great hospitalised after ‘head-on collision’

Tigers great hospitalised after ‘head-on collision’

Richmond Tigers great Royce Hart has been hospitalised following a car crash in Hobart on Sunday.

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

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

“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.

Royce Hart of the Tigers holds the 1974 trophy after the VFL Grand Final. (Getty) (Getty)

“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 crash is still under investigation.

In total, Hart played 187 games for Richmond between 1967 and 1977, scoring 369 goals.

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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