A 25-year-old Dunedin medical student remains in a
serious condition in the intensive care unit at Dunedin
Hospital, after being struck by a petrol tanker in the city
Vrushali Ramakrishna Savant sustained life-threatening
injuries in the incident, on the corner of Frederick and
Castle Sts, where she was walking at 8.25am on Friday.
She was hit at a pedestrian crossing by an Allied Petroleum
tanker and trailer, which had been travelling west on
Frederick St and was turning south into Castle St.
An investigation by the police serious crash unit continued
at the weekend. It would be some time before reports into the
incident were completed, Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said.
He said Miss Savant was in her final year of study at the
University of Otago and was working as a trainee intern at
Her family from Auckland had travelled to Dunedin to be with
her, Snr Sgt Aitken said.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Dunedin
police on (03) 471-4800.