Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious
accident which left a 25-year-old Dunedin student fighting
for her life.
The female pedestrian was last night in a serious condition
in the intensive care unit at Dunedin Hospital.
Believed to be of Indian origin and studying at the
University of Otago, she sustained life-threatening injuries
after she was struck by a petrol tanker with trailer in
central Dunedin this morning.
Emergency services were called to the corner of Frederick and
Castle Sts following reports a pedestrian had been hit by an
Allied Petroleum tanker and trailer at 8.25am.
Senior Sergeant Mark Crawford, of Dunedin, said the petrol
tanker was travelling west on Frederick St before turning
south into Castle St.
The vehicle had then struck a pedestrian when she was at the
crossing, he said.
The pedestrian received critical injuries and was taken to
A diversion around Frederick St was lifted at noon.
Anyone who witnessed the incident was urged to contact
Dunedin police on (03) 471-4800.