Logging truck trailer rolls on SH2

The scene of the accident. Supplied photos.

Motorists are being advised to expect delays following crash on State Highway 2, near Otamarakau.

The trailer of a logging truck has rolled near Old Coach Road.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the driver of the truck seems to be uninjured.

The trailer has rolled and is blocking one lane of the highway.

Reports are also coming in of a crash in Mount Maunganui.

Two cars are believed to have crashed on Maunganui Road, near Heath Road.

Police have been called to the scene.

At the scene?

Call 0800 SUNLIVE or email photos to newsroom@thesun.co.nz 


Truck drivers

Posted on 09-12-2017 17:42 | By maildrop

Yeh, they are. Maybe reading government reports and stats is not your strong point. Guess that’s why you drive wagons.


Posted on 04-12-2017 16:08 | By Heavy Haulage

Maildrop tries to muddy the name of professional truck drivers with bogus quotes of crash statistics. Nowhere on the truck crash facts are the figures that Maildrop has tried to trick people with...


Posted on 29-11-2017 13:01 | By Kenworthlogger

My quote is an official quote as you know off the Truck Crash Facts. Yours is not!

Haulage Ken

Posted on 26-11-2017 21:24 | By maildrop

Wrong. The govt stats show that trucks are at fault for >50% of all accidents involving trucks and cars. End of. That said, Kiwis are just crap drivers, whether in cars or trucks. Wreckless, dumb, risk taking morons.

General Public

Posted on 12-11-2017 17:54 | By Heavy Haulage

People like Stokey show the general publics ignorance when it come to heavy vehicles. There are literally thousands of car crashes every year compared to truck crashes yet they think nothing when they jump in their little car and hoon about. Then try and make out trucks have a bad at fault truck crash record. Unbelievable ignorance.


Posted on 12-11-2017 12:04 | By Kenworthlogger

Get your facts right mate. Read on from that paragraph. From those statistics you quote trucks were only responsible for a third of those accidents. So a third of those accidents is 5%. That means 95% of the accidents on the road are caused by people like you in cars. So as you can clearly see I have the facts perfectly straight. You only have to use an ounce of common sense and do a little reading about the plethora of car accidents that are reported daily on SunLive compared to trucks...


Posted on 11-11-2017 20:01 | By stokey

Given your comments to various contributors, I hope I’m not on the same stretch of road as you in your Kenworth. When you mention statistics you should get your facts straight. Truck Crash Facts contains the latest summary of truck crash data including graphs and tables.Because of their large mass, trucks tend to be over-represented in serious crashes. In recent years deaths from crashes involving trucks have made up 15 to 19 percent of the total road toll, while only about 6 percent of the total distance traveled on NZ roads is traveled by trucks?.

golly gosh

Posted on 11-11-2017 14:12 | By old trucker

My gosh ive just finished reading that the Govt,. is going to fund the $30 million skypath on Aucklands harbour bridge, how RUDE is this when that $30million could be used to staighten this road out and new bridge, and also srtaighten out Tauranga Direct road, and NZTA says it has NO MONEY,also they(NZTA) should take away OUR TOLL GANTRIES and put them on entrance to the Tunnel in Auckland which cost couple of Billion$$$$, they have all the things in wrong places,and have all the ANSWERS when you ring, my thoughts only on this SURELY someone will wake up and notice this,(NZTA) anyway my thoughts only on this, it makes me sick to know this road could be fixed, well more people will be hurt, more trucking Companies with STRESS over this piece of road,just wondering is there a CONFLICT of interest from someone else here.10-4 out.


Posted on 11-11-2017 14:10 | By Kenworthlogger

On that particular curve if you pull over far enough to the left there is just enough room for both truck and car to pass and stay on the correct side of the road but no room for error. As that trailer is a 5 axel trailer it will have ABS , EBS and ESC. The electronic stability control and electronic braking system detects if the trailer is going to fast and is in danger of tipping over and automatically brakes if the driver does not, so it should not tip over if the driver is going to fast for the corner. It is possible for the driver to be accelerating as the truck has cleared the corner and the trailer can be braking as it is still in the corner.....

I wonder.........

Posted on 11-11-2017 10:22 | By groutby

...why the driver would have tried to pull over to the left as it seems clear that there would not be enough room for an overtaking driver to pass inside the double yellow under ANY circumstance?..noble to try I guess but patience and understanding on the road is the key eh?..where did that go? (and sadly it has gone)


Posted on 11-11-2017 08:35 | By Kenworthlogger

There are far more accidents daily by cars in NZ. The stats prove heavy vehicle drivers are much better than car drivers. Why dont I see you commenting on the lots of car crashes we see here on Sun live?


Posted on 11-11-2017 07:21 | By Heavy Haulage

More than likely he has moved over left to the hard edge to let thru all the impatience cars and has gone over to far and the trailer has rolled over on the edge. Clearly you do not like truckers as I see your comments on every truck crash but not on the multiple daily car crashes. Why only the trucks mate?

Yet another truck incident!

Posted on 10-11-2017 20:42 | By stokey

Cant call them accidents. Whats happening to the quality of truck drivers now. I spend a lot of time on the road and have seen so many insane manoeuvres by truckies. The most recent was travelling over the Kaimais towards Tauranga when a truck and trailer, carrying a bulldozer, pulled out into the overtaking lane when I was adjacent to his trailer coupling. I had no where to go and he forced me onto the wrong side of the road. Some of these guys are either on drugs or have bought? their licence


Posted on 10-11-2017 18:04 | By Kenworthlogger

You get too close to the edge of the road and the trailer flops over...

Old trucker...

Posted on 10-11-2017 13:20 | By penguin

...please explain how a trailer can roll on an uphill gradient as shown in the photo.

here we go again

Posted on 10-11-2017 11:06 | By old trucker

Another victim on this terrible hill, ive travelled that rd many times and that corner is off camber, its claimed many lives that hill, and still NZTA have not fixed it, it must have cost $$$$millions that piece of road in ACC etc, it catches drivers out, but it will happen again,and nothing gets done, anyway im glad the driver is alright,all the money NZTA spends on rubbish,like a $2 million rnd about at welcome bay tepuke rd is STUPID,and could have been spent on this hill,all it needs is a BIG D11 and push this corner off and straighten it out and realign bridge,but hangon these (CON)sultants have NO CLUES about these things, HOWMANY more people will be killed or maimed on that stretch of road, its a TRAP for young players, anyway Sunlive ,you have the Best News in NZ ,AWESOME, Thankyou,10-4 out. phew.

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