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Bird causes teen to crash on Tiger Brennan Drive in Berrimah


A teenager has been taken to hospital after crashing while trying to dodge a bird in Berrimah.

It happened at about 1.30am on Tiger Brennan Drive.

Watch Commander Xavier McMahon says the driver was caught by surprise.

“A 17-year-old male driver attempted to avoid a collision with a bird that flew at his windscreen and in doing so lost control of his vehicle,” he says.

“The vehicle has then left the roadway before colliding with a metal barrier and it rolled onto its roof.”

He was taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital with minor injuries.

Early investigations suggest inexperience could be a factor in the crash.