Driver escapes thorny situation unscratched

A car crashed down a bank off State Highway 1, north of Dunedin, yesterday. Photo: Gregor Richardson
A car crashed down a bank off State Highway 1, north of Dunedin, yesterday. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Emergency services attended a crash where a car left the road and rolled down a gorse-covered bank on State Highway 1, north of Dunedin, yesterday.

Police, St John and Fire and Emergency New Zealand attended the scene of a single car crash, near the intersection with Russell Rd south of  Waikouaiti, about 3.30pm. A white Volkswagen  car left the road and went down a bank.

The male occupant of the vehicle was attended to by St John paramedics, but it was understood he escaped without serious injury.

Earlier another crash blocked traffic on Three Mile Hill Rd.

Police were called to the crash on the Mosgiel side of the hill at 1.15pm, a police spokesman said.

The crash blocked the southbound lane.

The driver appeared to be uninjured and was arranging a tow for his car, the spokesman said.

A driver was shaken, but not hurt after a car rolled into a ditch in  Coast Rd, near Warrington, yesterday morning.

Police were called to the incident at 10.30am.

A police spokesman said the driver was not injured.

 

 

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