Car rolls down bank

Nelson Mail - - NEWS -

A man re­ceived moder­ate in­juries af­ter the car he was driv­ing rolled 30 me­tres down a steep river bank near the Nel­son Lakes Na­tional Park. The man, in his 70s and a woman, were trav­el­ling on the Brae­burn Track road between Murchi­son and Lake Ro­toroa, when the car slid off the side of the road and down the rocky bank on Satur­day af­ter­noon. Po­lice, am­bu­lance and fire crew were called to the scene at about 2pm. "The car has pulled over to let some­one go past and the edge of the road has given way," St John Am­bu­lance shift man­ager Mike Casey said."The car slipped and then rolled a cou­ple of times." It came to a rest near the wa­ter, about 20 to 30 me­tres be­low the road. The man, be­lieved to come from Christchurch, was taken to Nel­son hospi­tal with moder­ate chest in­juries. The fe­male pas­sen­ger was un­in­jured. The pair were be­lieved to have been trav­el­ling on the road as part of a clas­sic car con­voy, Casey said.

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