Senior Constable Lox Kellas at the scene of a single
vehicle crash on Portobello Rd yesterday. Photo by Gerard
Rain may have played a part in a slew of minor crashes in
Dunedin at the weekend.
Senior Constable Lox Kellas, of Portobello, said Portobello
Rd had a sheen after the rain, as it followed a long dry
A Dunedin woman driving towards Portobello sustained minor
injuries when she lost control of her vehicle near
Glenfalloch about 12.20pm. It appeared road conditions played
The car left the road and flipped upside down, landing in
Snr Const Kellas said there was also a minor crash on
Highcliff Rd yesterday, involving a car hitting a bank, but
he did not have details.
Earlier, a car hit a power pole in South Rd, Dunedin, near
the Southern Cemetery, about 11.20am. A St John spokeswoman
said the sole male occupant was taken to Dunedin Hospital
after he was extracted from the vehicle. She did not believe
his injuries were serious.
Senior Sergeant Darryl Lennane, of Dunedin, said there was
also a minor nose-to-tail crash on Barnes Dr, Caversham,
about 12.30pm. No-one was hurt.
On Saturday, about 4.30pm, police attended a crash on Three
Mile Hill Rd. The 58-year-old male driver's vehicle had slid
into a bank and rolled. A St John spokeswoman said the
ambulance service attended the crash, but there were no
Snr Sgt Lennane said it was too soon to say whether rain
played a part in the crashes, but the conditions made the
roads more dangerous and drivers needed to take care.