Police and fire personnel inspect the site of a crash near
Queenstown yesterday, in which a car carrying a mother and child plunged down a bank beside Lake Wakatipu. Photo by Guy Williams
A tree was all that stopped a vehicle carrying a mother and
child plunging into Lake Wakatipu yesterday.
The vehicle slid down a steep bank beside Frankton Rd, near
the intersection with Perkins Rd, in Queenstown, about
10.15am and came to rest against a tree, a few metres from
Constable Abby Pagel said the driver, a 31-year-old British
woman living in Queenstown, had felt faint and had intended
to pull off the road into a layby.
However, she continued past the layby and veered off the
road, crossing the Frankton walkway, before hitting the tree.
The driver, who was ''in shock'', was taken to Lakes District
Hospital for checks.
Her 2-year-old daughter was ''absolutely fine'', Const Pagel