Opiki crash diverts traffic

Last updated 08:44 10/12/2013
Crash
KELSEY FLETCHER/FAIRFAX NZ
SCENE: Firefighters at the scene of this morning's crash.

Relevant offers

Police say speed and wet roads were factors in a crash which saw a female driver of a ute spin out into a three metre high ditch filled with water.

Shannon Police Constable Jarrod Ranish said a white ute heading north was overtaking another vehicle along SH 56 south of Opiki School around 7.30am

At the same time a truck travelling the opposite direction was passing a tractor.

The female driver of the ute lost control and spun out to avoid the tractor.

Ranish said the ute crashed into a three metre high ditch with water in the bottom but then 'bounced out' again.

The driver was taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

The truck driver was not involved in the crash. 

Ranish said speed and wet road conditions were factors in the crash.

Traffic was diverted for almost an hour and access to Opiki School was affected.

Ad Feedback

- Manawatu Standard

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

Vote Result

Related story: Drink-drive limits lowered

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content