No explanation for transporter mishap

The scene of the accident.

The exact reason as to what caused a car to fall from a transporter truck on Hewletts Road Thursday morning is not yet known.

The incident happened on the corner of Totara Street and Hewletts Road, where a car which was being transported, fell from the truck and onto the road.

The incident happened just before 10am and caused some delay and blockages to commuters.

Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says the reason for the accident is not known to police.

“A truck carrying wrecked cars had one fall off. As this was not a crash, police did not deal with this matter.”

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline who was at the scene at the time says no one was injured.

"There are wrecked cars and one of the cars was upside down in the middle of the intersection.”


Ah, CC8

Posted on 16-03-2018 20:26 | By The Caveman

Exactly my thoughts - and yes Road Ranger - anything that falls from any vehicle is deemed to be unrestrained and if its a TRUCK even more so - BIG FINE for the driver of the vehicle................


Posted on 16-03-2018 18:08 | By Kenworthlogger

The CVIU (Commercial vehicle investigation unit) deal with that sort of thing,..

Come on!

Posted on 16-03-2018 18:07 | By The Sage

Someone has to be responsible and the Police should be making sure they discover the cause of it. What about the 2 logging trucks that tipped and lost their logs at Bethlehem? One in December and the other 3 weeks ago. What has happened about those and who has been held accountable?

Imposter ?

Posted on 16-03-2018 14:43 | By paul

Could be papa smurfIm more concerned that he can straddle the railing like that,must have an itch

insuecure load

Posted on 16-03-2018 13:08 | By Capt_Kaveman

You must make sure any load youre carrying is secure and that it cant fall or escape from your vehicle or trailer. Any person loading the vehicle has the same responsibility. You can be given a $600 infringement notice, or if youre prosecuted through the courts you can be fined up to $2,000 and disqualified for a period decided by the judge


Posted on 16-03-2018 12:41 | By waiknot

If the car had fallen on another motorist vehicle would that justify police activity. But Ill assist here, the car fell of because it was not secured to the truck transporting it. I worked that out without even forming an investigation committee.

Why Not

Posted on 16-03-2018 10:41 | By Road Ranger

Anything that falls from a vehicle is deemed to be unrestrained. There are fines for these breaches.

Ah funny that!!

Posted on 16-03-2018 10:09 | By CC8

If Police "did not deal with this matter" who is the imposter in Police uniform standing next to the door of the truck in the picture, and who owns the car with flashing lights?

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