Car crashes into Tauranga estuary

A car is stuck in the mangroves after crashing into the Waikareao Estuary.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a car can be seen in the water near Waihi Road and Takitimu Drive.

 
The car is 30m offshore in the harbour.

The vehicle is 30m offshore and the sole occupant made his way out by the time emergency services arrived on the scene.

A reporter at the scene says the driver appears to have driven straight into the estuary.

"A police officer at the scene told me there were no skid marks to indicate he braked."

Police are speaking with the driver of the vehicle to try and determine what happened.

 


5 Comments

How about?

Posted on 06-04-2016 12:30 | By penguin

Just lining up for a better view of the Mount - forgot to check for the tide first. Can imagine the GPS voice.."turn around where possible..."

here we go again

Posted on 05-04-2016 21:25 | By

DAH,No one can see what happend, DAH, Insurance will be happy,trying to take a short cut,might be a bit hard to start now eh//

Probably...

Posted on 02-04-2016 04:20 | By GreertonBoy

Following the gps? I bet it wont start... it will be flooded for sure

Drivers

Posted on 31-03-2016 20:14 | By Kenworthlogger

Good grief....

Sorry couldn't help it

Posted on 31-03-2016 19:28 | By NotNat

"Police are speaking with the driver of the vehicle to try and determine what happened." - he drove his car into the ocean. The end.

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