A 69-year-old Australian woman sustained minor leg injuries
when the car in which she was a passenger crashed in the
Catlins yesterday afternoon.
Constable Logan Dickie, of Balclutha, said the rented Toyota
Corolla (pictured) was heading towards Papatowai on the
Chaslands Highway. It went off the road about 1pm, coming to
rest 5m or 6m in thick bush about 1km past the Lake Wilkie
The 76-year-old Australian male driver was uninjured but his
wife was taken to Clutha Health First with a minor leg
Const Dickie said the crash appeared to have been caused by
fatigue. He said it was a timely reminder for drivers to take
regular breaks when travelling long distances.
Inquiries were continuing and charges were pending, he said.