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Constable Logan Dickie, of Balclutha, said emergency services were called to a head-on crash on Purakaunui Falls Rd, about 10km south of Owaka, about 2.45pm.
He said a Nissan Sunny rental car, driven by 22-year-old French woman was in collision with a Nissan Navara.
The woman received minor injuries and her 24-year-old female passenger was taken to Dunedin Hospital with neck injuries. The 32-year-old man driving the Nissan Navara and his three passengers also received minor injuries.
Const Dickie said charges were pending, as the woman driving the rental car was believed to be on the wrong side of the road before and at the time of the crash.
Members of the Owaka and Kaka Point volunteer fire brigades attended.