A 37-year-old Christchurch man escaped injury after his car
crashed off State Highway 1 and into a fence near Waihola
yesterday afternoon. There were also crashes near Papakaio in
North Otago and near Gore.
Senior Constable Steve Griffiths, of Milton, said emergency
services were called about 3pm to a crash on State Highway 1,
north of Waihola. He said initial indications were the driver
of a sheep truck and trailer unit indicated left to pull into
a farm driveway. A 37-year-old Christchurch man driving a
Holden Commodore tried to overtake the truck on the left, and
slid into a fence just off the road, he said. The man was not
• A 57-year-old Gore man was taken to Gore Hospital by
ambulance with minor injuries yesterday afternoon after the
Downer tip-truck he was driving rolled on a sweeping
right-hand bend on Knapdale Rd, about 3km west of Gore,
Sergeant Ian Temple, of Gore, said. Police were yet to speak
to the driver to determine the cause of the crash, he said.
• Two people injured in a two-car collision on the Waitaki
Plains near Papakaio yesterday afternoon were flown to
Dunedin Hospital in two helicopters.
One person was trapped inside a car when the fire service
arrived at the corner of Seven Mile and Papakaio Rds, a fire
communications spokesman said. The trapped person was cut
from the car and both injured people were flown to Dunedin