Six injured in SH1 crash

20:59, Nov 18 2012
Rongotea Rd crash
The damaged Mitsubishi stationwagon.
Rongotea Rd crash
The Nissan 4WD was tipped on its side after impact.
Rongotea Rd crash
The Nissan 4WD was badly damaged.
Rongotea Rd crash
The Nissan 4WD and the Mitsubishi stationwagon, left of shot.

Six people were taken to Palmerston North Hospital after a crash between a stationwagon and a 4WD towing a trailer.

The crash happened about 2pm yesterday at the intersection of Rongotea Rd and State Highway 1, between Sanson and Foxton.

Senior constable John Green of Bulls police said the four people in the Nissan 4WD and the two in the Mitsubishi stationwagon were all able to get themselves free from the wreckage. He said it appeared the car was travelling across State Highway 1 from Rongotea Rd towards Campion Rd when it and the northbound 4WD collided.

One woman remained in Palmerston North Hospital this morning in a moderate to serious condition this morning, a hospital spokesman said. A 14 year-old boy is also still in hospital in a stable condition. All other crash victims were treated and discharged overnight.

The 4WD was tipped onto its side and and came to rest about 50 metres from the intersection.

Belongings were seen strewn along the road.


The road remained open and fire and police staff controlled traffic as the scene was cleared.

On Saturday evening, wet weather got the better of a learner driver when an over-correction resulted in their vehicle sliding on the wet road. Constable Phillip Robinson said it appeared a learner driver was on a training drive on Napier Rd with their father when they went to turn the lights on and crossed the centre line.

The father over corrected, causing the car to slide on the wet road into a ditch 1 kilometre north of Glenburn Rd about 5.45pm on Saturday.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital by ambulance with a suspected broken collarbone.

On Friday, two men were taken to Palmerston North Hospital following separate car accidents on State Highway 56 near Longburn, and at the intersection of Makino Rd and Lethbridge St in Feilding.

A 72-year-old man suffered serious injuries following a two car collision on SH56 near the intersection of Tiakitahuna Rd about 12.29pm.

Earlier in the day, a 35-year-old man was stuck in his car for a short time and suffered moderate injuries after a single-car crash which saw his car plough through a fence and into a paddock on Makino Rd.

Manawatu Standard