Car overturns in Te Rapa Expressway smash

SMASH: The vehicles after the collision on an off-ramp from the Te Rapa section of the Waikato Expressway.
SMASH: The vehicles after the collision on an off-ramp from the Te Rapa section of the Waikato Expressway.

A four-wheel drive vehicle overturned today after a crash on the Te Rapa section of the Waikato Expressway.

The two-vehicle crash, at the off-ramp from Mangaharakeke Dr to Koura Dr was on the stretch of expressway that opened in Early December.

Two women in a Ford Laser and a man in a Nissan four wheel drive vehicle were treated at the scene by emergency services but were not trapped in the vehicles.

SMASH: The vehicles after the collision on an off-ramp from the Te Rapa section of the Waikato Expressway.
SMASH: The vehicles after the collision on an off-ramp from the Te Rapa section of the Waikato Expressway.

The extent of their injuries was unknown.

The Nissan was left overturned by the collision, while the Ford was badly damaged.

A nearby resident, who asked not to be named, said  there had been previous near misses on the off-ramp, which she believed had poor visibility

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