Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Wandering sheep on State Highway 1, south of Dunedin, led to
crashes involving a truck and three vehicles near Allanton
Emergency services were called to the scene south of Allanton
just after 5am, following reports of wandering stock and
Sergeant Ed Baker, of Dunedin, said a tanker driver stopped
his vehicle after finding sheep on the road, which then led
to his trailer unit being rammed. On the other side of the
road, two other vehicles were involved in a pile-up.
One man was taken to hospital as a precaution.
A detour was put in place to allow emergency services to
clear the road.
Constable Jacquie Ballam, of Mosgiel, said the problem of
wandering stock was sporadic. If motorists saw animals on the
road they should contact police, she said.