A man has been flown to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after he fell and hit his head on a road on the East Coast.
Police initially reported the man had been hit by a car, but later found he had been injured during a fall on Esk Main Road at St Marys.
He was taken to hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
“Attending police are investigating the circumstances of how the man sustained the injury and believe he may have fallen on the roadway,” Tasmania Police said in a statement.
“The man’s injury is not consistent with being struck by a vehicle as was initially reported to police.”
EARLIER: A pedestrian has reportedly been hit by a car on the East Coast.
Emergency crews were called to Esk Main Road at St Marys on Wednesday morning.
It was not clear whether the pedestrian was seriously injured.
Police remained at the site just before 10am, with drivers urged to avoid the area.
The crash happened on the St Marys side of the Cornwall turn off.
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Motorists are asked to avoid the area until the scene is cleared.
Details of injuries will be provided when available.
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