Driver faces charge after crash

A Timaru man, 22, is being checked out at Timaru Hospital after crashing a car into a pile of shingle near the port early this morning.

Emergency officials were called to Hayes St shortly before 6am. The man was taken to hospital by St Johns ambulance.

Police said it was unclear why the crash had occurred, but the driver would be charged with careless use of a motor vehicle. He remained in the emergency department as of 9.30am.

The Timaru Herald