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Mr Morrison was not involved in the accident and is not injured.
Tasmania Police said the unmarked police car, a 2019 150 Series Landcruiser, was travelling west on the Bass Highway near Elizabeth Town when it collided with a Mitsubishi Triton, causing it to roll down an embankment.
The exact nature of the crash is still being investigated however preliminary investigations indicate the Triton collided with the rear of the unmarked police car while attempting to merge.
Images from the scene showed the Landcruiser on its side in a paddock with emergency crews nearby.
The two Tasmanian Police officers and two Australian Federal Police officers who were in the car have been taken to hospital for further assessment.
All four of the officers were conscious when transferred and the driver of another vehicle involved was not injured.
“Family members of the officers have been contacted and are being kept informed of their condition,” a spokesperson for Mr Morrison said.
“The PM is always extremely grateful for the protection provided by his security team and extends his best wishes for their recovery and to their families.”
Mr Morrison has cancelled his remaining campaign events in Tasmania today.
Both leaders expressed their thoughts for the police officers involved in the accident this afternoon.
The Tasmania Police Professional Standards Unit has been advised and will monitor the investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage is asked to contact police on 131 444.