Two crashes on Whangamoa Saddle


Two crashes on the Whangamoa Saddle closed State Highway Six for about an hour Saturday morning

Three people escaped with minor injuries after the driver of the car they were in lost control.

Witnesses told Police the sports car had overtaken a bus shortly before the car hit one bank and the careered across the road and over the opposite bank where it was stopped by trees.

Several vehicles stopped to assist and shortly after, a motorcycle rider who was travelling down the hill hit one of the stationary vehicles, catapulting the rider onto the road.

He was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw either the motorcycle or the sports car prior to the crashes. Please call Nelson Police Ph 5463840.