• Jason Regan

Man arrested over Mount Pleasant crash

A man has been arrested following a serious crash at Mount Pleasant on Sunday evening.


At 6 pm on Sunday police were called to Eden Valley Road after reports of a three-car crash between a Holden SUV, Holden ute and a Nissan 4WD.


The Holden SUV driver, a 55-year-old man from Angaston, was uninjured in the crash however his passenger, a 59-year-old woman also from Angaston was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with life-threatening injuries.


The driver of the Holden ute, a 72-year-old man from Nurioopta, was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. His passenger, a 58-year-old woman from Nuriootpa, was taken to Angaston Hospital for treatment.


The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan 4WD fled the scene prior to police arrival but he was arrested in a nearby paddock a short time later. The 28-year-old man from Mount Pleasant was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital for treatment of minor injuries prior to being charged.


He was charged with several driving related charges, failing to stop at an accident and hindering and resisting police.


Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.