9 Nov 2020

Three-car crash in Dunedin as birds cross road

11:15 am on 9 November 2020

We may never know why a family of ducks crossed the road, but bad luck followed in Dunedin on Saturday.

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The wayfaring waterfowls caused a three-vehicle crash.

A 47-year-old woman stopped to allow the family of ducks to cross the busy Kaikorai Valley Rd at about 6pm on Saturday - and police were called soon afterwards.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said the woman's car was rear-ended by a 55-year-old male driver, who did not notice her car and failed to stop in time.

The second car was hit by another 55-year-old male driver, who was distracted by a wrecked car on the side of the road.

The wreck that caught the driver's eye was from an earlier crash caused by distracted driving on the same road on Saturday.

A 25-year-old male driver lost control of his vehicle as he reached for his vape pen and hit a parked car, causing significant damage.

Bond said no-one was injured in the crashes, though the status of the ducks was unclear.

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