Dunedin man finds parents' crashed car south of Murchison
It's a worst nightmare scenario. Driving past a crash site, seeing an abandoned car, and realising it belongs to someone you love.
Dunedin man Paul Le Comte was on a road trip to Picton with his family when he found his parents' car in a ditch on the Shenandoah Highway.
Not a sight one EVER wants to see, parents car in this state. pic.twitter.com/NFF9iHkIRu— Paul Le Comte (@five15design) 11 oktober 2017
Le Comte tweeted on Wednesday night that he came across his parents' car "crashed on the side of the road, a tree stopping the car from 100ft [30 metre] drop".
"They are both OK in Nelson Hospital. Their car a write off. I have dropped family at our Picton hotel & now heading to Nelson Hospital."
Police received reports of a car crashed over a bank on the corner of Maruia Saddle Rd and Shenandoah Highway 65 at 2:47pm on Wednesday.
St John Ambulance relief shift manager Debbie Clark said they brought a couple in the 70s to Nelson Hospital's emergency department with "very minor injuries".
Hi all, thanks so much for your help. My parents are out of hospital & Mercure in Nelson is pulling out all the stops to look after them— Paul Le Comte (@five15design) 11 oktober 2017
They were later discharged and Le Comte tweeted he got them a room at the Mercure Nelson, who were "pulling out all stops to look after them".