Tourist driver to be charged after crash on Queenstown-Glenorchy road

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Four Taiwanese tourists are fortunate to escape injury after their rented campervan crashed and overturned on the Queenstown-Glenorchy road near Wilson Bay this morning.

Sergeant Keith Newell, of Queenstown, says the four were travelling towards Queenstown about 8.30am when the 28-year-old male driver lost control and drove into a ditch on the left-hand side. He then over-corrected, causing the van to tip over and spin several times.

The driver, who suffered minor scratches to one arm, will be charged with careless driving.

The four were “very lucky” to have avoided injury, Sgt Newell says.

The crash was witnessed by another driver, who called emergency services.