Otago Daily Times

Medical episode led to crash


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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