Car crash near Mataura

TERRI RUSSELL IN GORE
Last updated 15:00 11/02/2013
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The scene of a car crash near Mataura today.

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A 37-year-old Wydham woman has been taken to Southland Hospital after her car collided with a bridge barrier near Mataura today.

Constable Rob Camden, of Wyndham police, said the woman was travelling northbound in Wyndham Rd when she lost control of her vehicle on the Mimihau Stream bridge at 11.10am.

The car drifted sideways in to the opposite lane, and collided with the bridge barrier before narrowly missing a southbound vehicle, he said.

He said he was unsure why the woman lost control of her vehicle.

Mr Camden would not comment on the seriousness of the injuries but said the woman was being treated at Southland Hospital.

Southern Fire Communications shift manager Andrew Norris said fire services from Wyndham and Gore were called to the crash, but the Gore brigade was not needed and turned down.

Three people who were in the southbound vehicle were all out of their car and walking around, so the brigade helped with basic traffic control and first-aid services, he said.

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