RICHMOND and AFL Legend Royce Hart is in hospital in Hobart after he was injured in a head-on car crash on Sunday.

The 73-year-old, a two-time VFL premiership captain, is reportedly set to undergo surgery on a broken arm.

A Tasmania Police report said the accident occurred at 11.15am on Sunday.

"A blue Nissan Dualis was travelling east on the East Derwent Highway ... when it collided head on with a blue MG hatch being driven in the opposite direction," the report said.

"The driver of the Nissan, a 73-year-old man from Oakdowns, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Richmond royalty Royce Hart and Barry Richardson in the 1970s. Picture: AFL Photos

"The driver of the MG hatch, a 77-year-old man from Bellerive and his passenger, a 74-year-old woman also from Bellerive, were also transported to hospital with serious injuries.

"Crash Investigation Services attended and are investigating the cause of the crash."

Tigers CEO Brendan Gale tweeted his support for the 'Richmond Immortal'.

"As a @Richmond_FC Immortal, Royce Hart is a giant in the rich history of our club. On behalf of the entire club and our hundreds of thousand of members and fans, I wish Royce a full and speedy recovery. May he be back on his feet soon."

Hart was recruited by Richmond as a teenager from Tasmanian club Clarence.

He played 187 games for the Tigers, kicking 369 goals, and starred in four VFL premierships.

Hart was named at centre half-forward in the AFL Team of the Century and inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996. He was elevated to Legend status in 2013.