LATEST: Three vehicles have left the Saddle Rd in the space of two days.
At 7.35 this morning a 4WD ended up on its roof in a ditch just off the road.
The driver was the only person in the car and was unharmed.
She was at the scene when the Manawatu Standard arrived, but chose not to comment.
Constable Bruce Wotherspoon of Central Districts Highway Patrol said the road was wet and the car hit some oil on the road.
‘‘She’s very lucky, but it shows that people should take car and drive to the conditions when it’s raining.’’
About 11am today, another car was driven off the road near the windmill lookout.
Senior Constable Rod Reid said a truck had pulled into an area off the road to let traffic past.
Witness told him the driver had passed the truck but ended up sliding, he said.
The female driver had leg injuries was taken by St Johns ambulance staff to Palmerston North Hospital.
Ashhurst fire service attended the scene and scoured the road for oil, but did not find any.
These two incidents come after a truck was driven off the road twice on Monday morning, at 5.50 and 8.15.
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