SH2 fatal crash under investigation

File photo.

One person remains in Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries following a fatal crash State Highway 2, north of Tauranga,

Emergency services were called to the crash scene near Whakamarama around 3pm yesterday.

One person died at the scene, and another was treated in hospital for minor injuries and discharged, says a police spokesperson.

The Serious Crash Unit continues their investigation into the crash.

“As part of that, police would like to hear from anyone who saw the crash or vehicles involved in the crash prior to it happening.

“They were a white Toyota, and a dark-coloured Mazda ute.”

Information can be passed to Tauranga Police on (07) 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.



5 Comments

If a road....

Posted on 05-12-2017 03:09 | By GreertonBoy

is not well designed, off camber, rough surface/surface change in the corner, rain, fog or sunstrike.... then drivers need to pay extra attention and be alert.... Roads where it is hard for a car to cross, or enter... drivers on the road already should see someone is trying to cross or enter and make it EASIER for the person trying to cross.... not make it HARDER because they have right of way... wait, hang on... no, that would be in a perfect world... not this one. My condolences also to the family and friends of the lost soul...

bad visibility

Posted on 04-12-2017 20:28 | By PersonWorm

It's awful trying to turn right out of these side roads, visibility is very poor and traffic is moving very fast, with not a whole heap of room to manoeuvre.

Not the road

Posted on 04-12-2017 20:10 | By Norm. P

Why are people blaming the road, the road is perfectly good. It is the people who are at fault. I will bet my last dollar that one of the drivers has made an error of judgement. I travel that road every day and sometimes I will pass that spot 20 times. It is a wide road and hundreds if not thousands of cars go by that particular junction without incident. People need to concentrate more on what they are doing and drive to the conditions.Very sad for the people affected by this accident. My thoughts are with you.

@ Maryfaith

Posted on 04-12-2017 17:58 | By GreertonCynic

It is a badly designed road. More an updated bullock track than a road. Australia change the radius of bends, camber of the road, and runoff areas when they upgrade a road.And condolences to everyone affected.

Condolences to the Families

Posted on 04-12-2017 11:26 | By Maryfaith

A shocking thing to happen at any time of the year - especially at Christmas. I hope they don't blame the road!

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