Otago Daily Times

Med­i­cal episode led to crash

- Incidents · Mellor

A 62­YEAR­OLD woman re­mains in Dunedin Hospi­tal after crash­ing into a parked car in Kaiko­rai Val­ley Rd on Thurs­day.

Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, said it was be­lieved the woman had a med­i­cal episode while driv­ing north along the road, near Mel­lor St, about 3pm.

‘‘Con­se­quently, she hit the ac­cel­er­a­tor and crashed into the back of a parked ute, push­ing the empty ute at speed, about 100m di­ag­o­nally across Kaiko­rai Val­ley Rd.’’

He said the ve­hi­cles came to a stop after crash­ing into some trees and a res­i­den­tial build­ing.

There was sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to both ve­hi­cles.

He said the woman had se­ri­ous in­juries and was still in hospi­tal.

‘‘The driver is yet to be spo­ken to by po­lice.’’

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