An Alexandra man involved in a serious motor vehicle accident
on Friday was progressing favourably in a general ward at
Dunedin Hospital last night.
Grant Sanders (63) was the sole occupant of a Nissan Atlas
truck which plunged off Little Valley Rd, above Alexandra's
clock on the hill, shortly after noon on Friday and travelled
40m to 50m down a bank before landing in an old water race.
He was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital by the Otago Regional
Rescue Helicopter, with serious chest and leg injuries after
being trapped for about an hour and a-half.
Mr Sanders is the owner of Alexandra Landscapes, between
Alexandra and Clyde, where for many years he has mounted
displays to celebrate Christmas and All Black rugby test
He is also a regular participant in the Otago Goldfields
Heritage Trust Cavalcade and Alexandra Blossom Festival and
is a member of the Alexandra Lions Club.