Constable Terry Erceg holds the piece of metal which came off a truck's trailer and hit a car on the Lower Shotover Bridge on Saturday. Photo by Christina McDonald.
The owner of a ''reasonably distinctive'' piece of metal is
being sought by Queenstown police.
The metal, which weighs between 3kg and 4kg, came off a
truck's trailer around 12.15pm on Saturday and smashed
through the windscreen of a car passing in the opposite
direction on the Lower Shotover bridge on State Highway 6.
It left a hole in the windscreen - but only grazed the hand
of the Cromwell driver - before embedding itself in the
lining of the car's interior roof.
Yesterday, the Otago Daily Times reported the metal
bar came from a truck which had turned on to the Shotover
Bridge from Tucker Beach Rd.
Senior Constable Julian Cahill, of Queenstown, yesterday said
the metal had tapered ends and he guessed it was steel.
''We're hoping someone would come forward,'' Snr Const Cahill