Crash on SH2, near Bethlehem

A vehicle has crashed into the wire rope barrier on SH2, near Bethlehem. Photos: Ryan Wood.

UPDATED 12PM: A police spokesperson says there were two people in the vehicle when it crashed into the wire median barrier on State Highway 2 this morning.

However, there have been no serious injuries reported.

There were delays in both directions following the crash, as northbound traffic heading into Bethlehem was reduced to one lane.


A car has crashed into the wire rope barrier on State Highway 2, near Bethlehem.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says one lane of the highway, between Waihi and Moffat roads, is blocked.

Emergency services are at the scene.

Motorists are being warned to drive with care and expect slight delays as emergency services deal with the crash scene.


Agree with Peaches

Posted on 10-10-2017 08:06 | By RawPrawn

Interesting that other commentators question the wisdom of the wire rope barrier, but not that of the motorist who drove into it!!

For Cars a saviour, for motorcylists Death Traps

Posted on 09-10-2017 13:58 | By tabatha

The wire barriers are designed more for cars then motor cyclists, but some where there has to a compromise. Not sure of the answer.


Posted on 09-10-2017 13:53 | By Hunterway

Looks like the Center one has done its job.Bit of a worry having them on the left hand side and blocking your access for evasive action though.I have avoided a few accidents by sneaking up the left hand side which is often no longer an option.

Wire ropes

Posted on 09-10-2017 11:56 | By MISS ADVENTURE

Are bad news and some, think of them more as "slice n dice".

Thank goodness

Posted on 09-10-2017 11:23 | By Peaches

For the wire rope barrier, saved what could have been a very nasty accident by not crossing the centre line.

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