'The other truck came out of nowhere'

A car was left on its roof in a three-vehicle crash at an Invercargill intersection yesterday....
A car was left on its roof in a three-vehicle crash at an Invercargill intersection yesterday. PHOTO: ABBEY PALMER
A Winton man has recalled the moment he swerved out of the way during a three-vehicle collision at an Invercargill intersection yesterday.

Edward Quayle was left with a sizeable dent in the front-left side of his vehicle.

"It's like the car fell out of the sky, went over the other car and bounced along the road.''

One vehicle was flipped on to its roof after the crash between Yarrow and Kelvin Sts
about 12.40pm.

"I just remember getting hit; the other truck came out of nowhere.''

He was more worried about his partner following the incident.

Wen Zhen Liang was left with bruising after she "banged'' her head on the roof and side of the car, she said.

"All I was left with was a cut on my finger, but I just bought this car last Saturday and hadn't got insurance on it yet.''

The flipped car had windows broken and deflated airbags, while the other sustained serious damage to the front.

Senior constable Colin Johansen said no-one involved had been taken to hospital.

The lack of injuries could be credited to the car's safety features, he said.

Others involved in the crash were checked at the scene by St John.

A tow truck, along with police and Fire and Emergency, helped to clear the road, which was reopened about 1.15pm.

abbey.palmer@odt.co.nz

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