Morning rush-hour traffic was reduced to a crawl, and
sometimes a standstill, in Frankton Rd yesterday while
Queenstown and Frankton emergency services dealt with a
collision between two vehicles on the main artery of the
Sergeant Mark Gill, of Queenstown, said it appeared sun
strike was the cause of a nose-to-tail collision between an
outbound red Mazda utility vehicle and a green Subaru station
wagon in front of it at about 8.30am.
Both cars had no passengers and the drivers, both Queenstown
men, were not injured.
Traffic backed up for several kilometres for about 10 minutes
along Frankton Rd while police took statements, recovery
trucks operated and firefighters swept debris from the road.
Inbound and outbound vehicles were directed by police through
a single lane in turns.
Sgt Gill said alcohol was not a factor in the crash and
charges were not laid.