Low-speed crash causes extensive damage

The aftermath of a collision at the intersection of Cumberland and Rattray Sts in Dunedin...
The aftermath of a collision at the intersection of Cumberland and Rattray Sts in Dunedin yesterday, in which the occupants of both vehicles escaped serious injury. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
A collision that extensively damaged three cars in Dunedin yesterday showed major crashes can happen even while travelling at low speeds, police say.

The driver of an Isuzu four-wheel-drive vehicle escaped injury and the driver of a Honda Integra received minor injuries when the vehicles collided at the intersection of Cumberland and Rattray Sts about noon, Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken, of Dunedin, said.

The Integra was turning right into Cumberland St and the Isuzu south, when the two cars collided, causing the four-wheel-drive to flip on to its roof.

The two cars then slid in to a parked car, which was also extensively damaged.

Early indications were that the driver of the Isuzu had not followed the signals at the intersection, Snr Sgt Aitken said.

"It... shows that even at low speeds a big crash can happen."

Charges were likely.

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