SH2 paint spill
A tradesman painter received minor injuries and SH2 splattered with his paint after a crash involving a truck and a van north of Napier on Thursday. The truck was reported to have struck the van from behind about 9.50am between the township and the intersection with State Highway 5 to Taupo. The driver of the van, thought to be aged in the late teens, was treated and discharged from Hawke’s Bay Hospital. His van crashed through a fence into a paddock after spilling much of its paint across the northbound lane.