A 25-year-old man remains in a serious but stable condition
in Dunedin Hospital after an alleged car-surfing incident in
Mosgiel on Tuesday night.
Maria Bell was cooking dinner just before 7pm when a person
knocked on her door to say a man was lying injured in the
middle of the road outside her Mure St home.
She was told the unconscious man had "fallen out of the car",
and the other two male occupants and the female driver were
"We had no idea what had happened. It just seemed so
bizarre," the Mure St resident said.
She went out and cradled the man's bloodied head while the
driver called emergency services and local residents helped
keep traffic at a safe distance.
"It was really sad. I have a son that age and in a second
your life can change so much," she said.
Acting Senior Sergeant Graeme Evans said inquiries into the
incident were continuing yesterday, and included an
investigation by the Serious Crash Unit.
Initial police reports indicated the man was on the roof of
Another resident in the area told the Otago Daily Times that
"blood was everywhere" on the road, with the two male
occupants apparently intoxicated. One witness said the female
driver was visibly upset.
Some of the group were dressed up, the witness said.
A silver Subaru station wagon involved in the incident was
later removed from the street by a tow truck.