Car ploughs into Mount sand dune

The serious crash unit is investigating the crash. Photos: Cameron Avery.

One person is reported to be in critical condition and two others seriously injured aafter a car ploughed into sand dunes at the Mount.

Emergency services were called to the crash on Marine Parade, between Clyde and Hart streets, at 1.18am.

A police spokesperson says initial reports were that three people were trapped in the car.

“The Serious Crash Unit was advised and the vehicle was removed from the scene.

One person is in a critical condition and two others in the vehicle suffered serious injuries, St John reports. 

The driver and the rear seat passenger were trapped, says Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Mau Barbara.

Fire crews from Mt Maunganui and Tauranga used cutting equipment to free the pair before stabilising the car that ended up on top of the dunes. 

All were taken through by St John ambulance to Tauranga Hospital. 

-Additional reporting by  


What's the answer ?

Posted on 21-12-2017 13:24 | By clingon

Philiphallen: cops get run over when laying road spikes as we saw in whakatane yesterday-speed humps inconvenience the law abiding along with the trouble makers so dont vote for more of them. Cameras will record the rego number of cars involved but if the car is stolen how do you arrest the driver/thief? One way in & one way out with a policed check point over summer? Once again penalising the law abiding...Vigilantes patroling nightly? Could be a go....


Posted on 21-12-2017 08:50 | By philiphallen

Now we the rate payers will need to spend millions of dollars to make this road safer for the boy, (and girl), racers to be able to act like total morons without responsibility for their actions. No doubt the road will change colour with all the rubber left behind, same every Christmas holiday. A few cops with road spikes need to spend some time down this road.


Posted on 21-12-2017 08:43 | By maildrop

I'd like to see more big trees along Maring Parade. They would help protect those precious dunes.

The Result

Posted on 21-12-2017 07:30 | By R1Squid

Seems to indicate a serious breach of the 50Km/h speed limit in that area.

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