Four callouts forOmokoroa volunteer firefighters in the last fortnight, the first to a roadworker workingnight shift at Apatawhowas hit by a motorist andwas seriously injured. This occurred around7pmin daylight hours in a slow speed area monitored by traffic control.
There were two calls on Wednesday, November18, the first to a patientwhorequired an assisted lift and then at around1pmto a car which hit a pole onOmokoroaRd300m from the fire station.
OnTuesday at around9amthe brigade andFirst Responders attended a call to a crash on the corner of SH2 andOmokoroaRd. A stationwagonwaiting to turn left onto SH2was hit by anSUVonSH2 travelling south to Tauranga. No personswere trapped and there were moderate injuries.
TheOmokoroaFirst Responders have been busy beginning with the call to the Apata scene followed by a call to a young personwhocrashed off his bike inOmokoroaRd. On November18 the team responded three times, on November19 to two callouts and on Sunday, November22 to one callout.
Thanks to the dedication to both firefighters and first responders.
Traffic is chaotic on our roads and willbecomeworse as the holiday season arrives. Patience and concentration are paramount, so please drive safely.