Off-duty cop hit by car going wrong way

An off-duty policeman on a motorcycle was knocked out after he was hit by a rental car driven down a one-way road at Dunedin International Airport last night.

Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said it appears the officer, who had had just finished work for the day, was briefly knocked unconscious in the incident.

He was taken to Dunedin Hospital by St John ambulance as a precaution.

Initial inquiries indicated a rental car, driven by a rental firm employee, was travelling the wrong way down a one-way road at the time of the crash.

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