Car rolled on Te Puke Highway

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Photos: Bruce Barnard.

Reports are coming in of a a car that has rolled on Te Puke Highway.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a vehicle is upside down and power lines are down across the road, near Poplar Lane.

The caller says emergency services are at the scene and it appears no one is injured.

SunLive will update this story as soon as more information is available.

This is the second crash in the area this morning.

Police were called to a crash on the Tauranga Eastern Link, where a ute had hit a wire barrier.

No injuries were reported in this crash.



2 Comments

Re Driver behaviour

Posted on 14-07-2017 10:57 | By Kiwis

Shouldn't need a police presence for decent driver behaviour. We have a lot of arrogant drivers on the road that have no idea how to drive to the conditions, from having lights on for visibility at certain times, unable to merge sensibly, tail gating, passing just to be the first in the line of traffic etc. Then there is the opposite end where people are now taught to drive slower to avoid the arrogant driver making a mistake, or scared on the road or lack confidence/knowledge and can't drive to the speed limit, thus the arrogant driver becomes even worse! Police presence won't stop idiots from being idiots.

Driver behaviour

Posted on 14-07-2017 10:01 | By Border Patrol

This is at least the fourth accident on this bit of road in the past week, not to mention another this morning on the Eastern Link. There is nearly no police presence on these roads and driver behaviour reflects that. We also have a lot of unroadworthy vehicles in the area which used to be taken off the roads, however the police don't appear to be interested in doing that anymore.

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