Kapiti Coast train vs car crash

BLAIR ENSOR AND KAY BLUNDELL
Last updated 16:04 17/07/2012
car xs
KAY BLUNDELL/Dominion Post

TWISTED METAL: A car involved in a crash with a train near Te Horo.

SlideshowTe Horo train vs car crash


View Te Horo in a larger map

Relevant offers

National News

#ChicagoForOne: Man forced to spend bachelor weekend alone after airline cancels flights Scottish childcare worker suspended after enraging parents with expletive Facebook post Family capture love for newborn with inoperable brain tumour in heartwrenching photo shoot Australian Border Force goes overboard into Operation Overkill Cruise passenger wakes from coma to deny suicide bid No decision made on refugee quota: Government Chef 'too fat' for New Zealand to learn immigration fate NZ Breakers star Corey Webster off for NBA shot with New Orleans Pelicans Spate of N.W.A tagging follows Straight Outta Compton movie release Hutt girl heartbroken by thief who stole precious family photos from classroom

One person has been seriously injured after a train hit a car on the Kapiti Coast.

A car was dragged up to 30m when it was hit by a freight train on an unarmed crossing south of Te Horo between Waikanae and Otaki.

In a statement police said the car was struck by a train while crossing tracks on to a private road about 7km south of Otaki at about 1.50pm.

One man was reported to be in the car.

A rescue helicopter landed at the scene and transported the man to Wellington Hospital.

An NZTA spokesman said the road opened about 3.30pm.

A local resident said nearby property owners had been trying for years for safety improvements to the crossing.

The crossing is on a sweeping bend and has no safety barriers.

Local and railway authorities had been passing the buck and nothing had been done, she said.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content