Teen in intensive care after crash


A 17-year-old Invercargill girl is still in intensive care at Dunedin Hospital after a crash in Queenstown early on Sunday morning.

The teen’s car hit a parked vehicle on Gorge Road after crossing the centre line about 12.40am, cops say.

She was carrying two passengers in the Toyota Sprinter.

Sergeant Keith Newell says the girl’s still in intensive care and one of her passengers is in Southland Hospital with a broken collarbone.

The Invercargill teen was flown to Dunedin Hospital after being assessed at Dunstan Hospital. Intoxication and speed were possible factors in the crash, senior sergeant Brian Benn says.

The Toyota failed to take a right-hand bend and crashed into a van, which shunted another van into a fourth vehicle. All the other vehicles were unoccupied.

The driver was trapped for a short time in the car. The front-seat passenger also had to be freed from the car.

The third passenger was unhurt.

Otago Daily Times