Driver sought by police after crash

Dunedin police are looking for the driver of a Toyota vehicle who allegedly failed to stop after crashing into another car, having driven around a St Clair Park corner at speed.

Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said the driver of a late 1980s or early 1990s grey or dirty white Toyota vehicle cut the corner while driving from Aberdeen Rd into Isadore Rd, "collecting" the woman's car, which was stopped at a give-way sign.

The Toyota driver did not stop to ascertain if the woman driving the other car was all right and continued along Isadore Rd after the incident, about 9.30am, Snr Sgt Aitken said.

"There was no injury, but we want to locate the vehicle and the driver. The Toyota will have heavy frontal damage; the bumper will likely be crumpled up."

Police were also looking for a purple Ford Laser station wagon, reported stolen from Caldwell St in Brockville about 6am yesterday.

A Fire erupted underneath a NOVA lpg truck in Timaru St, South Dunedin, yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the Mitre 10 Mega rear entrance, where the truck was parked, about 11.15am.

The driver had stopped to make a delivery and noticed flames at the back of the vehicle.

An extinguisher from Mitre 10 was used to put out the fire, which started when leaking hydraulic fluid combusted.

By the time firefighters and police arrived, the blaze was extinguished and gas bottles removed from the truck as a precaution.

Timaru St was cordoned off for a short time while the potential for an explosion was eliminated.


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