Ute rolls on SH2

A ute and trailer rolled on SH2 this morning, delaying traffic. Photo: Sam Gardner

Traffic is now flowing after a crash on State Highway 2 near Kairua Rd this morning.

A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just before 5am.

"A utility truck and trailer has rolled," says Police.

"The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and it appears there are no injuries reported.

"Initially the incident was blocking both lanes. Traffic were in place from about 6.15am."

A reporter at the scene says a tow truck was called to the scene around 6.45am.

The NZ Transport Agency says all lanes are now open.

 Earlier:

Motorists travelling into the city from the east can expect delays this morning after a crash on SH2 near Kairua Rd.

A reporter at the scene says the crash occured about 500m from the Kairua Rd off ramp.

"Two cars have crashed. One lane is blocked and traffic is flowing.

"Fire and police are at the scene and a tow truck has just arrived.

"No one appears to be injured."

We will bring you more information soon.



5 Comments

Old Trucker...

Posted on 14-11-2017 13:12 | By Border Patrol

...you are right that we don't know the details of this particular crash, and I also hope the person/s involved are okay. We also don't know the details of how a tradie ute ended up on it's roof at Te Maunga a while back either, or how a logging truck tipped at Otamarakau last week, (the outcome of which could have been much much worse), the list of local crashes goes on. I can only comment on what I have observed while driving and overall driver behaviour is poor and common courtesy is also lacking. The police do a great job within their constrained circumstances, but I would like to see a larger police presence on our roads really clamping down on the poor behaviour and unroadworthy vehicles which may also contribute to the accident rate in this area.

hang on a minute

Posted on 13-11-2017 19:37 | By old trucker

These 3 comments make me sick, when ever these things happen everybody comes out of the woodwork and say things like this, if this did not happen these comments would not be here,do any of these 3 know exactly what happened, i saw this fence down on way home, but did not know what happened, gosh things happen,and those wire ropes are a death trap, gosh we had none of this stuff in years gone buy, we just stayed on our side,i feel a solid barrier would be better, but this is my thoughts only,anyway hope all are ok and hope Sunlive could share some light on this at a later date, Anyway you are the BEST for NEWS,Thankyou,10-4 out. phew,

Speed Control

Posted on 13-11-2017 13:38 | By sangrae

I agree with Road Ranger/Boarder Patrol about the speed on this road the few times i have travelled this route i am always getting passed by all and sundry and i am sticking to the speed limit, if they raise the limit to 110km every one will do 120 plus.perhaps it should be lowered to 90.

Agree Road Ranger

Posted on 13-11-2017 09:30 | By Border Patrol

They absolutely fly on this bit of road in the mornings- and are usually aggressive with it. I'm amazed at the number of police cars in the photo above - generally you never see them, so they are around somewhere!

Not Surprised

Posted on 13-11-2017 07:51 | By Road Ranger

I passed the crash scene this morning and was not surprised seeing a "tradie" vehicle & trailer involved. For the likes of me why are the Police not patrolling this section of the road early in the morning to catch these speeding people. I have been passed by vehicles towing trailers exceeding their 90km speed limit. This section including the TEL would be a great revenue gathering place for Police.

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