Nose-to-tail crash warning

NICCI MCDOUGALL
Last updated 05:00 16/07/2012

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Invercargill police are urging motorists to be more cautious with their following distances after a crash at Makarewa left a woman with serious injuries.

The woman, who was trapped in a vehicle after a three-vehicle, nose-to-tail crash on State Highway 6 at Makarewa on Friday night, was taken to Southland Hospital.

Constable Brook Armishaw, of Invercargill, said it was the second three-vehicle nose-to-tail accident in the area in the past two weeks. He urged drivers to watch following distances and pay attention to what was going on around them.

Sergeant Pete Graham, also of Invercargill, said a northbound van stopped to turn right in a 100kmh area and two vehicles ran into the back of it.

There were no passengers in all three vehicles and the other drivers were uninjured, he said.

Kingswell fire station officer John Gilder said emergency services were called to the scene at 5.54pm on Friday.

A grit truck was also called to attend to an oil spill from one of the vehicles.

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