Lucky escape after brick chaos on motorway

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 17:20 05/12/2013

Relevant offers

North Canterbury

Powerboat floods after hitting rocks 4.3 quake rocks North Canterbury Miniature pony stolen by 'thieving scumbags' Wounded man walks 1km after crash Man suffers head injuries in crash Enable expands fibre network Homebush emerges from ruins Kaiapoi to make the best of red zone Amberley meeting misses star guest Craig Tourism seeks support to regrow Chch visitors

A middle-aged woman was lucky to escape unharmed after losing control of her vehicle and trailer on Christchurch's northern motorway.

The incident happened just south of the Waimakariri bridge about 4.15pm yesterday, closing both north-bound lanes of the motorway for more than two hours.

A police spokesman said initial inquiries indicated the crash happened when a trailer-load of bricks the woman was towing with her four-wheel-drive vehicle became unbalanced.

When the woman began to accelerate the trailer became unstable and tipped over.

St John paramedics were called to the crash site, but the driver, aged in her 50s, was not injured.

North-bound motorists had to detour via old Main North Rd until the motorway was finally cleared about 6.30pm.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content