Two toddlers were in a car that was allegedly shunted off the road into Otago Harbour yesterday.

A police spokeswoman said they were called to the scene of a two-car crash on Portobello Rd at 7.35am.

A witness said one of the cars was shunted into the harbour by another car attempting to overtake.

The car had four occupants, including two toddlers.

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Two ambulances attended and one person was treated for minor injuries, a St John spokeswoman said.

The road was not blocked.