Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Fatal crash Update - SH1 Manawatu - 8 January 9:44am

Fatal crash - SH1 Manawatu - UPDATE

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 - 9:44am


Traffic diversions remain in place after a fatal crash occurred in the early hours of this morning on State Highway 1, south of Sanson.

Diversions are currently in place on Milner Road and Himatangi Crossroads (State Highway 56). The diversions are expected to continue to at least 12 noon today.

The crash occurred just after midnight and involved two trucks; a B-train and a semi-trailer, and a Nissan vehicle travelling between Sanson and Foxton.

One person in the Nissan vehicle died at the scene and while Police believe there was a second person in the vehicle this has yet to be confirmed. Also at this stage Police cannot confirm the gender of the deceased.

"Both truck drivers did not sustain any injuries from the crash but were taken to hospital for assessment. They are both understandably very shaken up from the crash and we hope to formally speak to them in the next few days," says Senior Sergeant Nigel Allan, Area Response Manager.

Preliminary indications suggest that all three vehicles were travelling southbound at the time of the crash.

As a result of the crash all three vehicles have caught on fire which has affected the road surface.

The Serious Crash Unit is conducting a scene examination and the vehicles will be removed from the scene today for further analysis.

"I want to thank motorists for their understanding as we work to have the highway open as soon as possible. In the meantime I would ask that motorists take alternative routes and exercise caution on diversion routes," says Senior Sergeant Allan.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news