Thursday, 8 December 2016

Awful Wednesday on New Zealand roads

Wednesday has been a horror day for motorists around the country.  A crash near the Johnsonville on-ramp closed State Highway 1 out of the capital. A 4WD towing a trailer  blocked both northbound lanes.
Police are responding to a serious crash in Waihi.Emergency services rushed to the scene, and the NZ Transport Agency asked motorists to use an alternative route. In the Clutha District, a 69-year-old South land woman died after she was thrown from the vehicle she was a passenger in.
The driver, a 71-year-old man, was flown by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital. The single car crash occurred on State Highway One about 10 km north of Balclutha about 9.15 am on Wednesday, he said. A Northern Fire Service Communications spokesman said the the driver got out and the car was left on its side. The New Zealand Transport Agency said the crash site had been cleared and traffic had returned to normal about 6 pm.

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