Slippery roads lead to 3-vehicle crash

Drivers suffer minor injuries in two crashes

Last updated 11:41 01/07/2014
Black ice

EXTREME CONDITIONS: The driver of a delivery van suffered a hand injury when the van slid on black ice and overturned on the Arthurs Pt side of the Edith Cavell bridge.

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Black ice has led to a three-vehicle crash and a delivery van overturning near Queenstown this morning.

In separate incidents, a delivery van slid on black ice and overturned at about 8.15am on the Arthurs Pt side of the Edith Cavell bridge. The driver suffered a hand injury.

In the earlier crash, an electrician in a work vehicle, an NZSki ute and a third vehicle collided when the electrician hit black ice and slid on to the other side of Arthurs Pt Rd near the community allotments.

One driver suffered knee injuries in the crash.

Constable Brian Fitzgerald, of Queenstown, said police spoke to a driver who witnessed the Streets delivery van crash.

The van driver was being cautious and driving very slowly but the road condition without gritting was extreme, he said.

"By all accounts, everybody was driving very slowly but the vehicles that slid are the bigger ones."

Queenstown Lakes District Council received widespread reports of black ice this morning, with the worst areas around Arthurs Pt and State Highway 6 from Gibbston to Frankton.

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