The truck through the Tahuna Tennis Club fence. Photo: Jonty Dine

Driver cleared after two-truck crash

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The injured driver from a two-truck crash on Tahunanui Drive last week has been discharged from Nelson Hospital.

The accident happened at 4.20am on Thursday morning when a large truck towing two trailers rear-ended a parked truck loaded with batteries for scrap, causing its contents to spill onto the road.

Tahunanui Drive was closed to traffic from 4.30am until 5pm, while crews worked to neutralize the sulfuric acid with alkaline products.

The clean up of battery acid on Tahunanui Drive. Photo: Jonty Dine.
The clean up of battery acid on Tahunanui Drive. Photo: Jonty Dine.

Fire and Emergency were called to extract the female driver, who was taken to Nelson Hospital. She was discharged on Friday.

Nelson City Council was also called to the scene to assess the acid that was spilled into the stormwater system.

The section of stormwater system which contained the acid was isolated so that it could not discharge into our waterways or marine area. It was then treated and pumped to the wastewater system.

The Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Team are still investigating the crash.