Truck-and-trailer tips off road

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KARO­LINE TUCKEY

The driver of a large truck-and­trailer that over­turned near Pare­mata round­about last week es­caped un­hurt and with no dam­age to any other ve­hi­cles.

The unit, which weighed about 40 tonnes, tipped on to an empty scrub berm to its left as it ex­ited the round­about trav­el­ling north in the out­side lane at 7.40am on Tues­day.

Acting Kapiti-Mana po­lice area com­man­der Eric Tib­bott says no other ve­hi­cles were in­volved in the crash and no-one was hurt, though the driver was un­der­stand­ably shaken.

It was for­tu­nate that when the truck tipped it landed in an un­used spot clear of both the road and nearby foot­path, he said.

A crane was later used to lift the truck up­right.

Over­turned: No-one was hurt when this truck-and-trailer tipped over

last Tues­day morn­ing.

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