An Alexandra woman was treated and discharged from Lakes
District Hospital yesterday morning after being cut from the
wreckage of a car on Saturday.
A 12-year-old boy, believed to be her relation, was in the
The boy, from Lake Hayes Estate, did not have to be cut from
He was also taken to hospital for assessment, but was not
Acting Sergeant Blair Duffy, of Queenstown, said at the scene
police were trying to establish the cause of the incident.
However, the 65-year-old woman's vehicle appeared to have
crossed the centre line and then smashed into a tree on the
northern grass verge of Frankton-Ladies Mile Highway, near
Lake Hayes Estate, about 3pm.
Firefighters from Frankton and Arrowtown volunteer brigades
cut the woman free.
She was transported by a Queenstown St John ambulance to
hospital for treatment for chest injuries and stayed
overnight on Saturday.
It was not yet known if icy road conditions, or speed were
factors in the incident.
Both occupants were wearing seatbelts, Acting Sgt Duffy said.
It was "fortunate" no other vehicle was involved, he said.