Police are calling for witnesses to a serious head-on crash
on Friday night.
The crash, which happened on State Highway 1 about 1km north
of Pine Hill, resulted in the occupants of the two vehicles
being admitted to hospital, Southern District Command Centre
deployment co-ordinator Senior Sergeant Brian Benn said.
The crash happened about 5.50pm and involved a green
Mitsubishi Triton and a red Toyota Hilux, he said.
Constable Chris Gaffaney said the drivers, a 19-year-old man
and a 61-year-old man, were the only occupants. Both had
surgery for their injuries.
The 19-year-old was in surgery for most of Friday night
because of multiple fractures and the 61-year-old had surgery
on Saturday after sustaining a serious head injury.
The crash was still under investigation and it was too early
to know if excessive speed, alcohol or drugs were factors, he
''We really hope someone can come forward who witnessed what
occurred,'' Const Gaffaney said.
''At this stage it's just the two drivers, so we aren't clear
on what's occurred.''
Yesterday, both men remained in Dunedin Hospital in a stable
condition, Const Gaffaney said.
Anyone with information about the crash can contact Const
Gaffaney at the Dunedin police station on (03) 471-4800.