This traffic light on the corner of lower Stuart and
Cumberland Sts in central Dunedin was damaged in a crash
between a Crown limousine and another vehicle on Saturday
afternoon. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
A crown limousine was involved in a crash while
undertaking reconnaissance in Dunedin a day before the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge arrived in the city.
Yesterday Dunedin police issued an appeal for anyone who
witnessed a crash at the intersection of lower Stuart and
Cumberland Sts about 3.45pm on Saturday to come forward.
Two vehicles - a dark blue Toyota Corolla and a silver BMW -
were involved in the crash, which resulted in the Toyota
hitting a traffic light. When asked if the silver BMW was
involved in the motorcade for the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge the following day, police referred questions to
In a statement, an Internal Affairs spokeswoman confirmed the
Dunedin-based Crown limousine was involved in the incident.
''The vehicle was doing reconnaissance for the visit.''
She confirmed the vehicle, being driven by an Internal
Affairs employee, was not damaged.
The incident did not affect preparations for the Sunday
events in Dunedin.
The Royal couple travelled in a motorcade from Dunedin
International Airport to St Paul's Cathedral, before leaving
for Forsyth Barr Stadium and then returning to the airport in
the early afternoon.
The motorcade included several chauffeured BMWs and a police
Police said no-one was hurt in the incident, which they were
Anyone with information about it was asked to contact
Constable Josef Zetko on (03) 471-4800 at the Dunedin Central