Car lands on beach in Atawhai crash

Last updated 12:58 25/08/2014
Craig Smith

CRASH SCENE: A woman had to be cut from her vehicle after it collided with this white sedan, and plunged off the road on to the beach at Atawhai.

Relevant offers

A woman had to be cut out of her car on Saturday after it plummeted off the road and on to the beach in Atawhai near | Nelson.

St John Ambulance acting shift manager Anne-Marie Harris said the woman, who is in her 50s, sustained moderate pelvic and spinal injuries.

Her Nissan Terrano car collided head on with a white sedan car on the highway before veering on to the beach. Fortunately it was low tide, said Nelson Fire Service station officer Darren Shackleton.

Because the car landed on the driver's side, the firefighters had to cut the roof off while the woman was inside. Ambulance officers sedated her and she was removed in the seat, still seatbelted in, he said.

Harris said the other car contained two women in their early 60s who sustained mild to moderate chest injuries.

Ad Feedback

- Nelson


Special offers
Opinion poll

Does more need to be done to boost male teacher numbers?

Yes, it's important to have male role models and teachers

It's not something that needs special attention

No, it's sexist

Vote Result

Related story: Efforts to get more male teachers failing

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Family notices
celebrations pointer


View births, marriages and celebrations from around the region

deaths pointer

Death notices

View obituaries from around the region