Three car crash slows traffic

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A three car crash brought traffic to a crawl in Te Puna earlier today.

The incident occurred at around 12pm near Te Puna Station Road, on State Highway 2.

A police spokesperson says police, fire, and ambulance services attended the scene.

One person was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The scene is now clear and traffic is flowing.



Posted on 16-05-2017 20:41 | By The Hobbit

.....correct Astex. NZ has a long way to go and would definitely benefit from applying good manners on the road. If I see you sat at Te Puna Station Road waiting to get out, I'll let you go :-) Take care on the roads.

In reply

Posted on 16-05-2017 16:52 | By astex

I have to concede to your opinions and I too learned my driving skills in the UK where courtesy and consideration are far more common. At least we are all agreed that these skills, if practiced in NZ would greatly improve things.

@ Astex

Posted on 16-05-2017 09:39 | By The Hobbit

Well said Loopy101. I don't mind letting 'residents' of Te Puna Station Road out or I should say didn't mind. Unfortunately, the queue jumpers turning off at the BP garage and coming out at the river have spoilt the generosity and goodwill of drivers like have them to thank....they are the selfish morons. For the record, I am not a Kiwi driver. I come from a country which is renowned for good driving skills, consideration, politeness etc....the UK.

@ astex

Posted on 16-05-2017 08:36 | By Loopy101

I'm sorry but what is to say the hobbit is a kiwi driver? Te puna is an absolute mess. 1.5 hrs to get through this morning and it's got 100% worse since station road has opened up in the mornings. Easy solution close off station road in the morning, and as for the people who go the back way and cause so much more traffic stop being impatient and wait like the rest of us and stop causing more traffic!

@ The Hobbit

Posted on 15-05-2017 18:03 | By astex

And your comments sums up in one paragraph the selfish and inconsiderate attitude of many kiwi drivers. Never mind the tailbacks happening in the other directions as long as YOU get through without delay. Just for the sake of a second or two you could allow someone out of a side road and help smoother traffic flow in ALL directions. One out and one through works well to keep ALL DIRECTIONS moving. Also consideration at controlled intersections would help the flow. Do not enter the junction on a green light if you are unable to exit the other side. You stop the flow in all directions.

Waiting for this to happen.....

Posted on 14-05-2017 16:44 | By The Hobbit

Don't suppose this was the usual case of some moron on the SH2 thinking they have to give way to traffic joining from Te Puna Station Road that caused this crash? Too many people on the SH2 slow down or stop to let people out of Te Puna Station Road causing huge tailbacks.....very frustrating and always an accident waiting to happen.

How did that happen?

Posted on 14-05-2017 15:43 | By simple.really

Would be interesting to know....

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