Truck overturns in Arorangi

Monday October 08, 2018 Written by Published in Crime
It has been a busy time for the ambulance service. 18100812 It has been a busy time for the ambulance service. 18100812

The police, fire service, and an ambulance were on the scene of a crash last night in Arorangi where an unconscious male driver had to be extracted from an overturned truck.

 

The vehicle had struck a tree opposite Island Car and Bike Hire at Inave.

Police were called shortly after 9pm. The driver was taken to hospital and a blood specimen was sought.

A motorbike crash was reported on the main road at Kavera yesterday afternoon but the driver and bike had left the scene by the time police and an ambulance had arrived.

These two road incidents were the only reported crashes this weekend.

Driving behaviour was otherwise spoiled by the arrest of a 16 year-old male late on Saturday night.

The teenager sped through a police checkpoint on a motorbike without lights, failing to stop on demand for the officers on duty.

He was later apprehended and will appear in court this week on charges arising from the incident.

Visitors were again involved in traffic incidents last week with a minor crash outside the CITC main store in town.

A van reversed into another vehicle – both rentals.

And at Black Rock, a tourist required an ambulance after her motorbike lurched out of the parking area and on to rocks below.

She was discharged without serious injury.

A female visitor who sustained a leg injury in a motorbike spill had to have urgent medical attention.

She and her husband were involved in a minor accident in Muri, but the woman received an injury to the upper thigh, which resulted in profuse bleeding.

Soon after returning to their holiday accommodation, the woman had to be uplifted by ambulance to get to hospital to stem the bleeding.         - CIPS

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