Car rolls down bank
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.