The driver of a car involved in a two car crash in which one vehicle flipped near Te Puke was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Emergency services were called to the scrash on Te Puke Highway at Rangiuru around 5.30pm.
“A vehicle had pulled off the road and as it pulled back onto the highway, failed to see a vehicle approaching from behind,” says Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion.
“A collision occurred, minor injury involved to the driver of the following vehicle.”
Police were also called to two other crashes overnight.
There were no injuries in the peak-hour crash, but Ian says speed is believed to be a factor in a two car crash at Domain Road/Tara Road at 8.28am.
A five car nose to tail on SH29A near Poike Road at 4.51pm was caused by a distracted driver failing to see that queued vehicles had stopped.
“He crashed into the rear of the fourth vehicle, which set off a chain fraction,” says Ian.