Woman trapped after vehicle rolls
A woman was pulled from her car by members of the public near Blenheim this morning, after her vehicle rolled, leaving her trapped.
The crash happened on the corner of State Highway 1 and Mills and Ford Rd about 8.45am.
Acting sergeant Blair Yockney, of Blenheim, said the woman appeared to have hit the barricade causing her Daihatsu to flip on its side.
She was taken to Wairau Hospital with moderate injuries.
It took the strength of eight firemen to flip the car back over. Yockney said speed and alcohol were not believed to be factors in the crash.
Police were still investigating the cause of the accident.
Traffic was being directed by police until the road was cleared.
Jeffrey Hynes, of Blenheim, was on his way to a funeral at Wairau Pa when he came across the accident.While members of the public were helping her out of the car, he directed traffic, he said.
''I was just a bit worried that it was one of our guys [on the way to the funeral] but I didn't recognise her. It was still sad though, she seemed to be an elderly lady.''
The barricades along the side of the road were dangerous for cyclists, pedestrians and cars, Hynes said.
''There is not a lot of room for error,'' he said.
Marlborough resident Peter Williams said he was across the road when he heard a ''big bang''.
''I thought something had fallen off the back of a truck, so I came down.'' He arrived too late to see what had caused the car to roll, Williams said.
The Marlborough Express