Dunedin woman crashes into VTNZ building

By Timothy Brown

A woman has been taken to hospital after her car smashed into VTNZ's Teviot St office in South Dunedin.

The condition of the woman is unknown, but there were concerns from emergency services for the woman's reported back and neck pain.

Emergency services were called to the crash just after 9am today.

The woman's car was hit by a truck pulling out of Nichol's Garden Centre into Teviot St, Sergeant Anthony Bond said.

The woman then "somehow made a left-hand turn'' and ploughed into the VTNZ building.

Sergeant Bond could not comment on the woman's injuries as police had not yet had a chance to speak to her.

Station officer Calvin Harradine, of St Kilda, said firefighters were required to free the car from the building to allow paramedics to get the woman out of the car.

Attempts to contact St John for an update on the woman's injuries have been unsuccessful.

No-one else was injured in the crashes, although people at the scene described the incident as a "very lucky'' escape as several people were coming or going from VTNZ at the time.

- Otago Daily Times

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