Five people were taken to hospital and four horses died in a horrific late-night collision in northern Tasmania.
At 1:45 am on Monday, a white Ford Ranger towing a horse float crashed into a tree stump on the Batman Highway in Rowella, 30 minutes north of Launceston, killing two horses instantly. and all five passengers were injured.
Incredibly, police were notified of the crash by a feature on the passenger’s iPhone and were able to arrive at the scene in just eight minutes.
Passengers in the car, aged between 14 and 20, were taken to Launceston General Hospital with various injuries.
The 18-year-old passenger will be flown to Melbourne for further treatment and the 17-year-old passenger will be transferred to Royal Hobart Hospital for surgery. increase.
The remaining two horses were euthanized after their floats rolled.
If you have information about a crash, please contact Northern Crash Investigation Service on 131 444 or ClimbStopper on 1800 333 000.
How iPhone Crash Detection Works
Crash detection is available on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models with the latest version of iOS, and Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra.
When your Apple device detects a severe crash, it will alert you and give you the option to call emergency services or ignore the alert.
However, if there is a 20 second delay in responding to the prompt, the device will automatically call emergency services.
If you have emergency contacts on your phone, Apple will automatically send you a message to share your location and warn you of a serious car accident.
iPhone feature alerts police to death in US
In October, the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, was rocked by the “worst crash in recent memory” when a car crash killed six people.
One of the passengers’ iPhones alerted the police to the crash, and when they arrived, they found a black Honda Accord wrapped around a tree.
All six passengers between the ages of 21 and 26 died in the accident.
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