Two people were taken to Tauranga Hospital in the last 24 hours following two crashes on Tauranga roads.
Senior Sergeant Ian Campion is urging motorists to be careful on the roads. Photo: File Graphic.
One person was taken to hospital just after 8.30am when their car crashed into a bank in Pyes Pa Road.
The car travelling south crashed into a bank about 200metres past Oropi Road with the sole occupant being taken to Tauranga Hospital with minor injuries.
It is believed the driver of the Mitsubishi Lancer received a small cut when his vehicle left the road and collided with the bank.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion is asking people to be mindful at intersections and driveways following a collision between a car and scooter in Dive Crescent overnight.
“From what I can gather it was an intersection related crash,” says Ian.
“A car turning into a driveway turned into the oncoming path of a scooter.”
He says alcohol and speed were not a factor in the crash which was reported at 7.30pm.
St John Paramedics say a 29-year-old woman was taken to Tauranga Hospital with very minor injuries.
“I guess the message out of that is make sure you have a really good look around when your turning into driveways, out of driveways or when your negotiating intersections,” says Ian.
“Make sure you check the way is clear before you make that turn.”