Multiple crashes in the Western Bay of Plenty

Seven vehicle crashed on the Maungatapu Bridge this afternoon. Supplied photo.

Emergency services have been kept busy this afternoon with multiple crashes in the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty areas.

Since the dumping of rain earlier today, there have been at least four crashes which have required emergency services to attend.

The first was a seven-car crash on the Maungatapu Bridge.

SH29a was closed as a result of the crash, which happened around 3.15pm.

A police spokesperson says the road was re-opened at 4.35pm.

The next crash happened on Seymour Place at 4.25pm.

"The crash happened at the intersection of Seymour Place and Crombie Street. It involved two vehicles, but there were no injuries.

"There was no reports of any vehicles blocking the road."

At 5.55pm, a car rolled on Maleme Street near the Oropi Road end.

Police say no one was injured and the car had to be towed from the scene.

"On SH33, a car flipped just south of Paengaroa at about 4.40pm and crashed into a barrier. No one was injured but a tow was required."




Posted on 21-11-2018 11:02 | By red

There is something very wrong with how people are driving here, there should be a government investigation into why this is happening so often. Studies carried out by the EU indicate that ’texting and driving’ is a greater distraction and safety threat than dialling a cell phone, driving while drunk, smoking cannabis or talking on a cell phone... so why do we not see more importance put on it, as we do with drink driving or speeding? Is NZ sponsored by Vodafone?


Posted on 21-11-2018 05:58 | By Pete KELLY

Once again, very bad driving & not adjusting to changing conditions, don’t blame the roads.

Self Control

Posted on 20-11-2018 21:34 | By R1Squid

Seems that no one has it anymore. If a vehicle operator has no self control, they should not be licenced to operate a vehicle. Symptoms are: can’t control their speed, can’t control their following distance, can’t control their arrogance - anywhere, anytime or any weather conditions.

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