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Two people escaped serious injury after the vehicle they were in flipped numerous times down the mountain face of the Remarkables on Sunday afternoon, coming to rest about 200m below the road.
Senior Sergeant Paula Enoka, of Queenstown, said the crash happened about 5pm, after the 29-year-old male driver overtook another vehicle descending the ski area's access road on the final day of the 2017 winter season.
''The car went down the mountain face, overturned multiple times and came to a stop. [There was] one passenger in the vehicle. They both managed to get out ... and walk back up the road.''
The pair were New Zealand residents, but did not live locally, she said.
The driver, who has been charged with careless driving causing injury, had a facial injury, while the passenger had probably fractured a clavicle.
Both were transported to Lakes District Hospital.
The man is expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court on October 16.