An Allied Workforce Group Ltd vehicle was shunted into the front office of the Gorge Rd premises early on Saturday by a private vehicle after its driver lost control. Photo by David Williams.
A 24-year-old Queenstown man was ''very lucky'' to have only
minor injuries after a car crash on Saturday morning, which
police say was probably the result of ''alcohol and speed''.
At 2.15am, the man was driving down Sawmill Rd and braked
heavily at the intersection with Gorge Rd,
Sergeant Keith Newell, of Queenstown, said.
His car skidded across the road, became airborne, mounted the
footpath and then struck a Mitsubishi vehicle belonging to
Allied Workforce Group Ltd, parked on the company's site.
Sgt Newell said the force of the impact caused the Mitsubishi
to shunt another vehicle into the front display window of the
building, with it coming to rest 2m inside the front office
area, causing significant damage.
The driver fled on foot but was found by police a short time
later with ''a fat lip and a sore nose''.
''He's very lucky it wasn't worse.''
The man will appear in the Queenstown District Court today
charged with dangerous driving.