Three injured at 'dirty dozen' crash site
Three people were taken to Southland Hospital after a two-car crash in Invercargill yesterday.
Emergency services were called to the crash, at the intersection of Queens Dr and Yarrow St, about 9.45am yesterday.
Constable Mel Robertson said it appeared a silver Honda Accord, heading west in Yarrow St, had run a red light, hitting a white Mitsubishi Galant, travelling north in Queens Dr.
A mother and 3-year-old child in the Honda were taken to hospital for assessment, while the driver of the Mitsubishi suffered chest and knee seatbelt injuries.
All injuries in the crash were minor, Ms Robertson said.
It was unfortunate the crash happened at one of the "dirty dozen" intersections being targeted by police, because of its high crash rate, and appeared to be a case of distraction, she said.
"It's just about full concentration when driving, to prevent these things from happening."
The child was fully secured in a car-seat, she said.
John-Paul Ballantyne, of Invercargill, said he saw the crash after the silver vehicle went through a red light. "I was right behind it . . . it wasn't very nice to see."
Southern fire communications shift supervisor Tim Reynolds said a fire engine each from the Invercargill and Kingswell stations were sent to the scene, where their crews assisted police.
They remained there for less than an hour.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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