Crash on Whakatu Drive


A four wheel drive vehicle has crashed on Whakatu Drive.

Traffic is backed up as far as Waimea Road as police, fire and ambulance are attending the scene.

Crash on Whakatu drive. Traffic heading south towards Richmond should use Main Rd Stoke

Posted by Nelson Police on Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The southbound lane has been opened.

Traffic currently backed up from Wakatu Roundabout back to Tahuna. Car flipped in southern lane Wakatu drive blocking lane. Patience folks

Posted by Sue Sara on Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Nursing student, Britt Lawson, drove past the scene. She says a silver four wheel drive appears to have flipped on the motorway at speed

“There’s traffic backed up all down the motorway  there’s a flipped four wheel drive it’s completely totalled, all down the front.”

she says the accident is around 500m from the lower Songer Street overpass.


Congestion has eased and traffic is starting to flow again.

The vehicle has been removed from the scene on a tow truck.


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