Ute tangles with big unit
Two people were injured when a ute pulling a hay tedder crashed into the rear of a fully loaded truck and trailer near Wallacetown yesterday.
The crash happened on Waimatuku Bush Rd, Taramoa.
Sergeant Greg Smith, of Winton, said the crash was on a straight gravel road. The truck driver was not injured but the two people in the ute were taken to Southland Hospital.
The cause of the crash was still being investigated.
A St John spokeswoman confirmed two patients were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
A fire communications spokesman said three fire engines, one each from Wallacetown, Thornbury and Invercargill, attended the scene about 11.30am.
Meanwhile, a man was taken to Gore hospital after he rolled his quad-bike near the Lumsden-Riversdale highway yesterday.
A St John spokeswoman said the man suffered a knee injury.
- The Southland Times
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