Lucky escape for teen driver after car rolls

Photo by Helena de Reus.
Photo by Helena de Reus.

A 19-year-old Winton man sustained minor injuries when his four-wheel-drive Isuzu Bighorn overturned on State Highway 1 yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 1, at Waiwera South, between Balclutha and Clinton, about 12.30pm.

Constable Craig Gordon and Senior Constable Blair Corlet (obscured) are pictured examining the crashed vehicle.

Senior Constable Jane Whitmore, of Balclutha, said it was travelling south on SH1 when the driver lost control on a moderate right-hand bend and the vehicle rolled twice, coming to rest against a fence on the side of the road. No other vehicles were involved.

The driver, the sole occupant, received minor injuries and was taken to Clutha Health First, in Balclutha, for treatment.