A campervan on its side blocks a lane on the Crown Range Rd
on Saturday. Photo by Christina McDonald.
No-one was injured when a small campervan tipped over on
the Crown Range Rd at noon on Saturday.
Constable Greg Nolet, of Wanaka, said the area had received
its first rain in ''a long time'' which meant dust and oil
that had built up during the dry weather had become slippery.
Const Nolet said the campervan had hit the guardrail on the
roadside, preventing it rolling down a steep drop, before
tipping over on the road and blocking one lane.
It was a ''low-speed roll'', he said, and pointed to evidence
of another incident which appeared to be recent.
Tyre marks indicating the driver of another vehicle had lost
control were seen going up then back down the base of the
hill on the other side of the road.
Constable Hugh O'Reilly, of Queenstown, said the campervan
was driven by a 22-year-old Dutch woman travelling from
Wanaka to Queenstown on a downhill section of the road.
Inquiries were continuing, he said.