Child restraint keeps baby safe

20:39, Feb 25 2013

A collision involving two cars and a truck and trailer unit at New Plymouth's Te Henui bridge yesterday showed the importance of child restraints, police say.

Senior Constable Jason Koch said a truck and car, heading out of town, collided about 11.45am, forcing the car across the centre line into the path of an oncoming car.

Two people from the oncoming car were taken to hospital for a check-up.

A seven-month-old baby who was restrained in a car seat of the vehicle which crossed the centre line escaped uninjured.

Mr Koch said it highlighted the importance of having children restrained at all times.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.


The road was blocked for half an hour.

Police are seeking witnesses to a crash at the Waiwhakaiho Valley Mega Centre.

Mr Koch said a woman was knocked over at the Struthers Pl driveway entrance, outside Noel Leeming, about 2.35pm on Boxing Day.

He said the woman suffered a fractured wrist, chipped tooth, grazing to her knee and face and bruising after being hit by a 78-year-old man driving a grey 2008 Citroen.

Police wanted to speak to anyone who witnessed the accident, he said.

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