Barton crash injures five

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NEWS: Several motorists were lucky to escape serious injury in a three-vehicle crash on the Barton Highway on Monday morning.

Five people were transported to Canberra Hospital.

Emergency crews were called to the accident, near the quarry between Nanima and Kaveneys roads at Jeir, at about 8.30am.

Police said a white Toyota Kluger driven by a 32-year-old Hampton Park Victoria man, was travelling in a southerly direction when he veered to the incorrect side of the road and lost control rounding a bend.

His vehicle collided with two vehicles travelling north.

One was a red Ford ute driven by a 70-year-old woman from Kambah ACT, the other was a grey Lexus driven by a 62-year-old Yass man.

The Kluger driver and two of his passengers were transported to hospital.

The driver of the ute was also taken to hospital while her passenger escaped injury.

The third vehicle carried a driver and a passenger, and the passenger was taken to hospital.

All had minor injuries, police reported.

Traffic was delayed on the Barton Highway for several hours, with one lane closed during clean up operations.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash and have urged anyone with information or who witnessed the impact to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Yass Police Station 6226 9399.

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