Trip to get a warrant ends in ditch

Airbags prevent injury in Gentle Annie crash

Last updated 13:29 15/10/2012
CRASH: A Nelson fire fighter climbs through the window of a car to retrieve the female drivers cell phone.
Martin de Ruyter
CRASH: A Nelson fire fighter climbs through the window of a car to retrieve the female drivers cell phone.

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A vehicle owned by a Marlborough woman will need more than a warrant of fitness to get back on the road after hitting a power pole near The Glen.

Police, St John, Nelson Fire Service and the Glen Hira Rural Fire Force attended the crash near the Gentle Annie hill, just before The Glen turnoff, on State Highway 6 about 6.30 this morning.

The woman was heading to Nelson after leaving D'Urville Island to get supplies and a WOF for her vehicle when it ran off the road and ended up in a ditch.

St John team manager Gary Tobin said she escaped without serious injury.

"The car has gone into a ditch, and knocked down some sort of pole. She had a sore hand, but that was her only injury," Mr Tobin said.

Nelson Fire Service station officer Grahame Kurth said the woman was out of her vehicle when emergency services arrived, and both airbags had worked.

"No doubt she will be going into shock. I would say she would need a new vehicle." Mr Kurth said.

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- The Nelson Mail

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