Two male occupants of a Toyota Landcruiser were treated for
minor injuries yesterday afternoon after their vehicle and a
milk tanker collided on State Highway 1 between Gore and
Mataura at about 4pm yesterday, Sergeant Sharee Lietze of
The driver of the tanker and his passenger, who were from the
Gore area, were uninjured, she said.
A motorcyclist who was travelling behind the tanker was also
lucky to escape being involved in the crash, she said.
"Everyone was very, very lucky."
The tanker, which was travelling south, came to rest about
100m from the scene of the accident on the opposite side of
The Landcruiser was spun 180deg and came to rest on its side.
Police were still investigating the cause of the crash last
night, she said.
"At this stage it's not totally clear what happened, but they
definitely connected." The Toyota Landcruiser is owned by
power company Electrix and the tanker, which was empty, is
owned by Andrew's Transport of Riversdale.
Traffic was diverted when the road was closed for more than
- Rachael Kelly