One dead in Whakamarama crash

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One person is dead and three others injured following a crash between two vehicles on State Highway 2 in Whakamarama last night.

Emergency services were called to the crash between a car and a van around 11.40pm.

One person died at the scene and three others were transported to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.


By Told you

Posted on 20-01-2018 13:04 | By Kenworthlogger

Maildrop only seems to comment when the accident involves a heavy vehicle lately. The roads we have are not the same as what Europe or North America has and if you have been to any of these places you know. NZ roads are mainly coarse chip not ashphalt because it is cheap. Kwiken I think is getting confused with LED daytime running lights. If they have been installed properly should not come on when the headlights are turned on.

@ Angel 74

Posted on 15-01-2018 08:43 | By Told you

Do you really believe what you are saying,this would be one of the nastiest roads in NZ and is open to accidents your odds on something happening go up every time it is driven.

Why is it always the roads fault

Posted on 14-01-2018 18:01 | By Angel74

Plenty of people drive that road, get to where they want to go and get home safely again, if it was the road that was at fault everyone that drove it would have an accident.............

Wise up Kwiken

Posted on 14-01-2018 15:22 | By clingon

New vehicles have HID headlights and LEDs are for daylight running lights predominatly- why would you think that headlights are un-adjustable on newer cars? All cars have their headlight alignment checked for a WOF but only annually for cars after year 2000, so if a motorist collided with a furry animal (cat or possum) a couple of days after getting a WOF it would be nearly 1 year till lights were checked again- the light could very well be wrongly adjusted and shine in on-comming motorists eyes- drivers check your lights (when you drive up to your garage door is a good time)...


Posted on 14-01-2018 12:48 | By Told you

And you still believe we have the best roads in the world.

How many

Posted on 14-01-2018 09:33 | By Merlin

How many more will die on one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in New Zealand before they implement the proposed safety remedies and new highway from Omokoroa to Bethlehem? There have been about 7 or more die in the stretch from Omokoroa to Te Puna in the 18 years I have lived in the area.Fast tracking is needed.The population in this area is growing at an alarming rate.

The 'Apata Bends'

Posted on 14-01-2018 09:25 | By BlueberryBee

I’m Sure this accident happened along the "Apata Bends" Between Wainui South and the school) as traffic was diverted down our road. This part of the road has improved over the years yet people have a problem navigating it still. Obviously we don’t know what was the course yet but will be interesting to know. Condolences to the family’s involved.

LED and new lighting systems.

Posted on 14-01-2018 08:53 | By Kwiken

Yet another fatality on this road, I was driving north last night about 10.30.p.m. The traffic was moderate. The new vehicles today with their LED lights cause more glare and particularly when there is a line of oncoming vehicles it is difficult to see the road markings ahead and on curves one can easily stray off line. Years ago for a WOF the examiner checked the light beam to ensure they were not set too high and blinding approaching motorists. I suppose on these newer models there can be no adjustment made. Just another thought most vehicles are fitted with "airbags" yet many deaths !! do they actually save any lives???

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