Car careens into Christchurch flat

Last updated 22:19 07/08/2014

Relevant offers

A man is lucky to have been away from his council owned flat when a car careened across an intersection and through his bedroom wall last night.

Police were called shortly before 8pm to the incident on Daniels Rd in Redwood.

Senior sergeant Kerei Gray said the car had gone across an intersection, through a berm and into a council owned flat.
The occupants were not home at the time.

He said alcohol was involved.

The driver, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries but had to be cut out of the car.He is believed to have been drinking at the nearby Coasters Tavern on Daniels Rd before the incident.

"We will be following up with the driver to gauge his level of alcohol and the council have been informed," Gray said.

He said he damage to the property was "extensive".

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which memorial design do you like most?

Memorial Wall with a reflective pond

Table and Chairs

A Green and Peaceful Landscape

Call and Response

Riverside Promenade

A Curved and Inclusive Memorial Wall

Vote Result

Related story: Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Contact Us Press

• Newsroom 03-943 2827 or email
• Classified Ads: 03-3778778 or email
• Display and Online Ads: 03-3648285 or email
• General inquiries: 03 379 0940
Subscribe to The Press
• Deliveries, subscriptions, holiday stop/starts: 03 364 8464, or email:
• No paper or holiday stop/starts: action online
• Buy a photo
• Newspaper subscribers - register for the digital edition
• Make your homepage

Press supplements

At Home, I Do, Avenues, Winter Style

Read Press extras for Avenues, fashion, home design and weddings



Births, weddings, engagements

Death notices

Death notices

Death notices and in memoriam