A collision in Lower Shotover Rd at 5.55pm on Thursday resulted in one car landing on another's bonnet.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, said a motorist lost control on a corner and their car became airborne.
"The motorist approaching ... saw the airborne vehicle and managed to stop his car in time and the airborne vehicle landed on his bonnet.
"The attending officers reported that it was very lucky that there were no fatalities."
Three people, including a child, were in the vehicle which stopped and a single occupant, understood to be a youth, was in the vehicle which became airborne. All involved suffered minor injuries.