Waikanae Road Congestion


Story and photo — Peter Corlett

‘Two into one doesn’t go’ and that applies when two motor vehicles both want the same piece of roadway, as two unlucky motorists discovered  last night at the intersection of SH1 and Elizabeth Street in Waikanae.

The accident, which occurred just after 7p.m., was attended by at least two police vehicles, two fire engines and the EMS vehicle.

Traffic into and from Elizabeth Street was restricted while recovery vehicles removed the heavily-damaged vehicles — and fire service officers cleaned up oil which had leaked from the silver Toyota onto the roadway.

It was a quick operation, however, and the crash scene was cleared by 7:30 p.m.