Truck crashes, leaks oil into sea

Last updated 06:38 21/11/2012

Relevant offers

National

Police investigating claims unnecessary force was used in arrest of man hard of hearing Heavy rain pelts Auckland region, flooding homes and roads and trapping cars in flood waters Traffic chaos on SH1 north of Wellington after gas leak at Paekakariki Fresh evidence linking Malcolm Rewa with murder of Susan Burdett means police must re-open case Young sex offender in Auckland will strike again - psychologist Gore Hospital meals for patients cooked at hotel Police kiosks to remain closed until health and safety concerns are addressed Foxton Beach sand dunes could be cleared to open up the view Christchurch professional facing sex charges wants to travel overseas Married physio regrets having sex with younger woman

A truck has rolled on State Highway One in Kaikoura and oil is leaking into the sea, police say.

The Foodstuffs truck rolled on SH1 in Peketa, Kaikoura, just before 6am, police north communications shift commander Paul Reeves said. 

"Oil is pouring out of the trailer unit into the sea," Reeves said.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, was unharmed.

Police and a Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit were heading to the scene and had alerted the Department of Conservation and Kaikoura Council.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content