A mum watched in horror as the car carrying her husband and
infant son was wrecked when it collided with another car and
hit a power pole in Dunedin yesterday.
St Kilda Station officer Kate Hill said the woman was
travelling in a car behind the car carrying her husband and
3-year-old son when it collided with another car at the
intersection of Blackhead and Tunnel Beach Rds about 11am.
''A collision between two cars caused one to go down into a
paddock and the other one to hit a power pole.''
The woman was shaken, she said.
"Seeing it happen is enough to give any parent heart
Both cars were extensively damaged but nobody was trapped
when fire crews arrived, she said.
''We didn't have to cut anything up.''
The people from the crashed cars were showing signs of shock,
The father and son were put in the fire engine to shelter
them from the wind.
A Lookout Point crew looked after the three people whose car
had travelled down a bank ''a good 50 metres'' into a cow
paddock,until ambulance staff arrived.''
They had been involved in a substantial collision and they
were lucky with the injuries they did have - it could have
been an awful lot worse.''
A St John spokeswoman said two people with minor injuries
were transported to Dunedin Hospital for assessment.
Both cars in the crash were badly damaged. Sergeant Ben
Butterfield, of Dunedin, said it was too early to know if
charges would be laid.