Trees stop lake plunge

Last updated 05:00 31/07/2014
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CLOSE CALL: A mother and her child escaped uninjured when her car left Frankton Road, Queenstown.

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A mother and her young child escaped uninjured when the woman's SUV plunged down a bank in Queenstown yesterday.

She crashed her Honda travelling towards Queenstown in Frankton Rd, drove over a kerb opposite Perkins Rd, down a bank, across a track and into a tree at the edge of Lake Wakatipu.

Sergeant Tracy Haggart, of Queenstown, said the 31-year-old driver from the United Kingdom and her 2-year-old daughter were in the vehicle.

"It appears she had a bit of a dizzy turn, tried to pull over to the left and lost control and veered down the bank."

They were not injured but were taken to Lakes District Hospital as a precaution as the woman was suffering from shock. Police were continuing to investigate, she said.

Meanwhile, at 8.30am on Tuesday, a 41-year-old Arrowtown man hit black ice on Malaghans Rd, crashed into a bank and the car flipped. He was uninjured.

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