Driver sought after fleeing SH1 crash

18:31, Apr 02 2014

Police are searching for a driver who fled the scene of a three-car crash near Timaru.

Senior Sergeant Randel Tikitiki said the crash happened on the Timaru-Temuka highway, near Divan Rd, at 5pm on Tuesday.

"There were three vehicles heading north.

"The rear vehicle [went] to overtake on the passing lane. The middle vehicle also pulled out to pass. The rear vehicle has now had to swerve into the oncoming lane, colliding with the southbound vehicle.

"Both vehicles ended up in the water race on the eastern side of the road."

Occupants in the vehicles had minor injuries, and the vehicles had minor damage. However, one of the vehicles, a maroon coloured four-wheel-drive, fled the scene.

Police are calling for any witnesses to contact Constable Ben Grant on 687 9808.


The Timaru Herald