Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
A St John officer speaks to a driver after firefighters
forced open the driver's door to get him out of the damaged
vehicle, which was involved in a collision in central Dunedin
Police are investigating whether the two-car collision, at
the intersection of Broadway, High St and Manse St, about
8.15am, was caused by a driver running a red light. Traffic
was disrupted for at least half an hour.
Sergeant Ben Butterfield, of Dunedin, said one of the
vehicles was driven by a Dunedin man in his 20s, who was
taken to Dunedin Hospital with minor injuries.
Firefighters forced open the damaged driver's door to get him
There were no other occupants in the car, and no-one else was
injured in the crash.
Sgt Butterfield said alcohol was not believed to have been a
''Early indications are that one of the drivers may have run
a red light. We are investigating further and have several
witnesses to speak to, so it is too early to say whether or
not charges will be laid,'' he said.
Both vehicles were ''moderately'' damaged and had to be towed
from the scene.