Two hurt in Cardrona Valley crash

Two people were involved in a two-car, head-on collision near Wanaka yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the parking area for The Stack Conservation Area, in Cardrona Valley Rd, about 9.20am yesterday when a Toyota SUV travelling from Wanaka turned in to the parking area, right in front of a Chevrolet ute travelling in the opposite direction, police say.

The wreckage of two vehicles after a head-on collision on Cardrona Valley Rd yesterday. Photo: Sean Nugent
The wreckage of two vehicles after a head-on collision on Cardrona Valley Rd yesterday. Photo: Sean Nugent

Senior Sergeant Miriam Reddington, of Wanaka, and Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade Deputy Chief Fire Officer Tony Wellman said the drivers were the only occupants of the vehicles.

The impact of the crash was strong enough for the SUV to ricochet into a parked camper van, which had minor damage, Mr Wellman said.

Two Wanaka fire crews, three police vehicles and a St John ambulance attended the incident.

No-one was in the camper van.

St John spokesman Gerard Campbell said the drivers had been taken to Lakes District Hospital by ambulance with minor and moderate injuries.

The ute was a company vehicle for Queenstown's TIC Projects Ltd.

The company did not wish to comment yesterday.

-In Invercargill, emergency services were called following a three-car collision in Appleby, at the intersection of O'Hara and Ness Sts yesterday. No-one was taken to hospital, police said.

sean.nugent@odt.co.nz

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