Early indications highlight speed, fatigue and a lack of control as playing a role in a series of crashes around Tauranga yesterday.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says a total of four crashes occurred on Tauranga roads in a 12 hour period.
“At 9.34am a single car crash occurred on Waihi Road and there were no injuries.
“A driver lost control in this accident, struck the kerb. That vehicle was towed away.”
Following this, was another crash just after 12pm on State Highway 36 near Joyce Road.
“Two vehicles collided and early indications are that fatigue played a part in the collision with one vehicle crossing the centre line,” says Ian.
“One driver was taken to Tauranga Hospital with what is described as moderate injuries.”
He says a further two minor crashes were also reported to police.
“At 10.34am an extremely minor collision occurred at the intersection of Hewletts Rd and Maru St, no injuries were sustained and there were no blockages.
“Another collision also occurred around 5pm at Farm Street, where an elderly driver crashed into a parked school van that was unoccupied.”