Vehicle crashes into Rees River near Glenorchy

by Kim Bowden - May 30, 2023

A motorist has been taken to hospital by helicopter after their vehicle entered the Rees River at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

A police spokesperson says emergency services received a call at approximately 8.45am reporting a vehicle had gone into the river at the main road bridge.

The bridge is on the road between Glenorchy and Kinloch.

"The sole occupant has since been helicoptered to the Queenstown Lakes hospital in a moderate to serious condition," the spokesperson says.

It is understood that traffic is now moving freely over the bridge.

Main image (Trip Advisor): A vehicle has entered the Rees River at the road bridge between Glenorchy and Kinloch, and its driver has been choppered to Queenstown's hospital.

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