A woman is seriously injured after her car rolled about 20 metres in the Lindis Pass on Saturday.
Sergeant Allan Trow, of Cromwell police, said the woman, believed to be in her 50s, lost control of her vehicle on a bend while travelling between Omarama and Cromwell, and the car rolled several times.
Fulton and Hogan staff working on State Highway 8 found her soon after the incident at 3pm, and a passing doctor also assisted at the crash site.
Mr Trow said he was working in Twizel, and an off-duty policeman from Omarama reached the scene first, where firefighters were removing the injured woman from the vehicle.
Ambulance staff called a rescue helicopter to transport her to hospital.
A condition update is not available.
It was not the only crash on major roads in the south this weekend.
Also in the Lindis Pass, at 7.30pm, a 29-year-old male on a working holiday from Taiwan was driving north from Cromwell, when he lost control approaching Lindis River bridge on the Tarras-Cromwell Rd.
He was not hurt and his vehicle received moderate damage.
In the Southern Lakes District, a Japanese tourist broke her shoulder after a car crash near the Cardrona ski-field at about 10.30am on Saturday.
Constable Greg Nolet, of Wanaka police, said the tourist was one of three women travelling in a rental car on the ski-field's dirt access road, when the driver misjudged the last bend before reaching Cardrona Valley Rd.
The vehicle rolled into a paddock on to its roof.
The injured woman was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected out the rear passenger window, Mr Nolet said.
She was treated at a Wanaka medical centre. The other two women received only bruises.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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