Man on date crashes vehicle after being distracted

A Dunedin man did not quite finish a date the way he wanted to after he crashed his car through a fence and into a tree on his way to a city lookout.

Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, said the 27-year-old man had become distracted by a conversation with his date before he crashed in Signal Hill Rd at 9.45pm on Monday.

He said the couple were on their second date and were on their way to the Signal Hill lookout when the man drove off the road.

"I guess that’s not how he thought the date would end."

There were no injuries, but Snr Sgt Bond advised couples on dates to focus on driving and avoid distractions.

Earlier that night, police responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Argyle St and Glenpark Ave.

Snr Sgt Bond said a 20-year-old woman crashed her vehicle into the vehicle of a 40-year-old woman, who had the right of way, about 6.30pm. There was moderate damage to both cars, but no alcohol was involved and there were no injuries.

At 8.20pm, a 20-year-old male crashed his car in Kenmure Rd heading towards Mornington.

Snr Sgt Bond said the driver was coming around a corner when he crashed into a barrier on the left-hand side of the road and his car spun and ended up on the other side of the road.

He hit two parked cars, causing minor damage.

No alcohol was involved and there were no injuries.