Driver hurt in crash off Taieri Mouth Rd

Photo by ODT.
Photo by ODT.

A 72-year-old man is moved in a stretcher by emergency services personnel after the car he was driving left the road and crashed down a bank near Taieri Mouth yesterday.

The man was taken to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries after the Nissan Sunny nose-dived down the bank off Taieri Mouth Rd, Senior Sergeant James Ure, of Dunedin, said.

Police were alerted to the incident about 3.15pm.

It was unclear how long the man had been trapped in the car, Snr Sgt Ure said.

However, it was not considered to have been a long period.

The man was treated for chest injuries.

He had been travelling south from Brighton to Taieri Mouth when the accident occurred.

No other vehicles were involved and alcohol and speed were not believed to be factors.

A St John spokesman said the man and his dogs were in the car at the time of the crash, which happened about 4km north of the Taieri Mouth bridge.

Two ambulances arrived at the scene about 30 minutes after they were alerted at 3.10pm, he said.

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