The rental car which crashed off the Glenorchy-Paradise
road yesterday afternoon. Photo by the NZ Police.
Two tourists whose rental car crashed into a tree near
Glenorchy yesterday have been flown to hospital by rescue
Constable Hugh O'Reilly, of Queenstown, said the couple,
believed to be from Singapore, were driving on the
Glenorchy-Paradise road when the car crashed, about 4km out
of Glenorchy about 2pm.
''It appears that they have come round a moderate right-hand
bend and ended up crossing the centre line,'' Const O'Reilly
The car then left the sealed road, crashed through a fence
and hit a tree.
The 29-year-old woman, who was the driver, was pulled from
the car by emergency services, while the 28-year-old man got
St John Central Otago territory manager Kelvin Perriman said
the woman was flown to Southland Hospital in Invercargill
with possible spinal injuries and the man to Lakes District
Hospital. Both were in a moderate condition.
The Glenorchy St John first response 4WD vehicle attended, as
did St John crews from Queenstown, two rescue helicopters,
police and fire crews.