Rural crash scare
The drivers of two vehicles which collided at a rural intersection near Palmerston North walked away without major injuries.
Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Karere Rd and No 1 Line about 4pm yesterday after a Toyota Hilux ute and a Toyota Corolla hatchback collided.
The ute was left on its roof after it rolled and landed on a roadside barrier, while the Corolla suffered extensive damage to its front.
The driver of the ute was unhurt, while the driver of the Corolla had minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Police Sergeant Darren Paki said one of the vehicles had failed to give way at the intersection and the crash was a reminder to all motorists to pay attention when driving.
There had been a number of accidents in and around the city in recent weeks caused by driver inattention or failure to comply with giveway rules, he said.
An intersection a few hundred metres south on Karere Rd was the scene of a double fatal accident in April when a car overtaking a turning vehicle collided with an oncoming car.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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