Woman in crashed car more than 7hrs

A woman left in a "very critical'' condition following a Queenstown car crash appears to have been abandoned by others in the vehicle.

Sergeant Steve Watt said police believed two other people were in the black Honda Odyssey when it crashed on Gorge Road at 4am yesterday.

The crash, at the rear of the Gorge Road Retail Centre, was not discovered until 10.30am, when emergency services were called.

The 22-year-old woman, who RNZ reported was from Germany, was extracted from the car about 11.15am and was taken by ambulance to Lakes District Hospital.

A seriously injured woman was taken to hospital after being extracted from this car in Queenstown...
A seriously injured woman was taken to hospital after being extracted from this car in Queenstown yesterday. Photo: Tracey Roxburgh

She was later transferred to Dunedin Hospital, and remained in a "very critical condition'' this morning, Sgt Watt said.

He said the woman did not appear to have been the driver of the car, and police believed there were two other occupants at the time of the crash.

"We're making some inquiries into that.'' 

Emergency services on Gorge Rd where a car has crashed over a bank and into a building. Photo:...
Emergency services on Gorge Rd yesterday where a car has crashed over a bank and into a building. Photo: Tracey Roxburgh

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