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No more carnage please!

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier
Crash Scene
EMERGENCY workers at the scene of Thursday morning’s single vehicle crash on Kakaramea Road near Ngahinapouri. 298051AD

The Te Awamutu Courier would like Thursday’s edition not to feature a crash from within our district.

The latest serious crash occurred Thursday morning when the driver of a Toyota Dyna light commercial failed to take a left hand bend on Kakaramea Road, left the road on the wrong side, clipped and broke a power pole and flipped onto its side in a paddock.

The driver was freed through the windscreen and taken to Waikato Hospital with minor injuries.
Police say the driver was lucky not to be more seriously injured.

He hit the power pole on the passenger’s side and oncoming traffic managed to avoid the out of control vehicle.

Constable Mark Strongman said it was due to the good driving of motorists driving to the conditions that more vehicles were not involved. The road was wet and slippery at the time.

Emergency workers have been busier than usual recently. It was the second crash on State Highway 39 in two days, and the third in the area this month where live lines have been brought down and poles have had to be replaced. The Courier has featured four serious crashes in our last three editions, and we think that is too many.