Lucky escape after brick chaos on motorway

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

Relevant offers

North Canterbury

Burnouts, chainsaws, close Kaiapoi pub Vegetation fire near Amberley beach Fire at Amberley's Brew Moon Paddock destroyed in scrub fire Crash at notorious north Canty corner Huge scrub fire deemed suspicious Truck crashes after missing bridge Man escapes death in post-party blaze Learner driver charged over $150k ambo crash SH1 crash victim left 'feeling invisible'

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