Water tanker rolls in Waikato

Last updated 18:48 16/11/2012
water tanker
MARK TAYLOR/Fairfax NZ

SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT: A water tanker has rolled on the Waikato Expressway at Hampton Downs.

Relevant offers

National News

Closer look at DNA reveals new clues to chronic diseases Dunedin student on Routeburn makes it out safely Quake tourism: Earthquake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies Australian actor heads to Everest to find missing brother After my public shaming, reclaiming my dignity Nepal earthquake death toll passes 3600 Prime Minister John Key navigates Dubai skies Man fighting for his life after accident Bali nine execution: 'Law 2/1964' dictates final hours of Australian pair Richard Branson slams Yahoo's work from home ban as 'a mistake'

A water tanker has rolled on the Waikato Expressway at Hampton Downs spilling its contents over the road.

The incident happened about 5.40pm.

St John spokesman James Ihimaera said two people suffered serious injuries in the crash and have been taken to Waikato Hospital.

Emergency Services are at the scene on the southbound lanes and banked up traffic is still squeezing through one lane.

Police northern communications Inspector Willie Taylor said the tanker driver was injured.

It's understood two people received serious injuries in the crash.

Mr Taylor said the cause of the crash was not yet known.

‘‘It’s going to take a while to get it off the road and get it open.’’

Four fire trucks were called to clean up the mess but have now left the scene.

Northbound lanes are open

Ad Feedback

- Waikato Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content