a driving incident which occurred a week prior along Beach Street
Waikouaiti. The man had gone on a joy ride carrying his 9 year old
daughter, through Waikouaiti and was observed by members of the public
driving dangerously and travelling at speed. He was subsequently
charged with dangerous driving and sustained loss of traction, in
addition his vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
On Tuesday 18 March a crash occurred about 1km south of Waikouaiti
involving a car and wool bail. A southbound truck and trailer unit
lost several large bails of wool; the bails rolled across State
Highway One and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The northbound
vehicle was struck head on by one of the bails, the driver was shaken
but not injured, however the vehicle received extensive frontal damage
and was towed from the scene. Police from Waikouaiti, Port Chalmers
and the Police Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit attended the
crash, inquiries are continuing.
A local woman was lucky to escape without serious injury after a
collision which occurred between Hawksbury and Waikouaiti on the 20th
of March 2008, it appears both of the vehicles were travelling south
along State Highway 1, the collision occurred as one of the vehicles
attempted to make a right hand turn. Both vehicles were extensively
damaged but thankfully no one was seriously injured.
A crash at the Kilmog occurred this month involving another local
woman, she was cut from the vehicle by members of the Waikouaiti
Volunteer Fire Brigade, Waikouaiti police attended the crash and
believe the road signage warning motorists of road works may have been
a contributing factor.
Remember if you require information regarding road conditions
telephone Transit New Zealand on 0800 44 44 49.
If you see anything suspicious or if you wish to speak to the Police
regarding any other matter you can contact us on 03 465 9127. In
emergencies dial 111. Until next month, take care.
by Constable Jon-Paul Tremain
NZ Police, Waikouaiti
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