Fire Service personnel inspect an Isuzu Bighorn 4WD
following a crash on Puddle Alley near Mosgiel yesterday.
Photo by Linda Robertson.
A "heavily pregnant'' woman was taken to hospital after a
car crash near Mosgiel yesterday, Clutha-Taieri area response
manager Senior Sergeant Alastair Dickie says.
A 27-year-old woman and her 37-year-old husband were in
Puddle Alley, travelling towards Dunedin, in an Isuzu 4WD
about 9am when their vehicle was involved in a collision with
a Daewoo sedan driven by a 76-year-old man.
The elderly man had pulled out from a give way, turning
right, near the intersection of Puddle Alley and Dukes Rd
The 76-year-old was taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance
after he hit his head on the windscreen of his car. The woman
was also taken to hospital for observation because of the
late term of her pregnancy, he said.
A Fire Service spokesman said the elderly man had to be cut
from the sedan.
Snr Sgt Dickie said an investigation was under way and
charges would be considered following it.
Police were exploring the possibility ''blind spots''
contributed to the accident and he would raise his concerns
with the Dunedin City Council, he said.
A Dunedin Hospital spokesman said the woman was in a stable
condition in a general ward. The elderly man was treated in
the emergency department and discharged.
There was ''no way'' the man could have avoided the couple
because of the wet road conditions, Snr Sgt Dickie said.
Both cars were moderately damaged in the crash.