Emergency services work to secure an accident scene after a
four-wheel-drive vehicle crashed on Three Mile Hill on
Saturday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
The driver of a four-wheel-drive vehicle was lucky to
walk away with minor injuries after crashing on Three Mile Hill
at the weekend, Dunedin police say.
Southern District Command Centre deployment co-ordinator
Acting Senior Sergeant Ben Butterfield said the vehicle was
travelling downhill about noon on Saturday when it was
believed to have hit ice.
The vehicle tipped on to its side before coming to rest in a
A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said the driver was taken to
Dunedin Hospital with minor injuries.
Snr Sgt Butterfield said the driver was fortunate to have
received only ''superficial injuries'', given the seriousness
of the accident.
''I guess it's a timely reminder for everybody, given the
weather we're facing at the moment, to drive to the
conditions, and drive with caution - especially on that road.
''Black ice is one of those things that you can't see, so you
have to treat it as though there may well be ice,
particularly in shaded areas.''
The road was closed briefly while the accident scene was