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

Teenager fails to convince police his car was stolen Invercargill shearer Leon Samuels breaks world record Port Hills fire: Christchurch Mayor Dalziel says she is 'taking responsibility' for communication issues All Blacks captain Kieran Read opens up to Andy Ellis about his gardening passion Live: Indian Premier League auction 2017 Man convicted after sending threatening texts to pregnant ex An orderly queue for The Boss at Christchurch 'roll call' Angelina Jolie cries as she speaks about 'difficult' split from Brad Pitt Manchester United stars surprise football-loving goalie who has cerebral palsy How do we fix our driving problem?

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