One person hurt after car lands in paddock

Last updated 19:33 12/09/2012
Kiwitea crash
The crashed car ended up in a paddock.

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A Kimbolton woman was taken to Palmerston North Hospital after her car left the road on the outskirts of Feilding and landed upside down in a paddock.

Palmerston North’s Rescue Helicopter attended the Kimbolton Rd scene at about 1pm Wednesday.

Pilot Chris Moody said the car rolled and flipped into the paddock after hitting surface flooding in a dip in the road.

The woman was the sole occupant of the car and St John Ambulance paramedics stabilised her at the scene before taking her to hospital.

St John Ambulance said the woman, the sole occupant of the car, was stabilised at the scene and taken to hospital in a moderate condition.

Feilding constable Neil Martin said the driver was travelling north on Kimbolton Rd and was the only vehicle involved in the incident.

A flood warning sign had been erected in the area where she crashed.

‘‘There was a witness that said she drove into the water and then lost control of the vehicle,’’ Constable Martin said.

The driver appeared to have attempted to drive through the water, then swerved left and right before flipping and landing in the paddock, police said.

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